Medical Physics Consultants, Inc.
Your outsourced team of in-house medical physicists.
We develop long term relationships with our hospitals and imaging centers by providing local consultants, training courses and industry leading expertise.
Medical Physics Assets
With the wealth of commonsense Medical Physics experience, MPC has a long history of developing concise regulatory compliant and clinically beneficial forms for all sections of Diagnostic Imaging.
Nuclear Medicine Forms
MPC’s knowledge of stringent Nuclear Medicine regulatory requirements and exacting clinical documentation has evolved into a compendium of useful and required forms.
Diagnostic Radiology Forms
With the continuing evolution of Diagnostic Imaging in Radiology and Cardiology, MPC develops forms for regulatory and clinical compliance.
In August of 2011, The Joint Commission (TJC) issued Sentinel Event Alert #47, titled Radiation Risks of Diagnostic Imaging. Last month an update to this alert was issued to specifically include fluoroscopy and to more clearly define a patient safety program. The core of this alert remains the same; however, this revision makes it clear […]MORE❯
Recently the Joint Commission approved revisions to their standards for organizations providing fluoroscopy services which will become effective January 1, 2019. We knew this was coming and now you might be wondering how the new requirements will affect your operations. Read on to find out! At least annually, hospitals providing fluoroscopic services will be […]MORE❯
“The Joint Commission is working to revise its standards to better address risks related to the provision of fluoroscopy in the Ambulatory Care, Critical Access Hospital, Hospital, and Office-Based Surgery accreditation programs. The proposed standards can be reviewed and commented upon until April 20, 2018. Submitting comments is easy and available in three different formats; you […]MORE❯
You may have recently received an email from Cardinal Health regarding the FDG settings on your Capintec dose calibrator. The gist of the email was to remind customers of a 2009 revision to published calibration factors for F-18 utilizing Capintec dose calibrators. If you have purchased a new dose calibrator since 2009 from Capintec (models that […]MORE❯
Maybe last year you heard something from your MQSA inspector about EQUIP: Enhancing Quality Using the Inspection Program and quickly tuned out because he or she mentioned that while they were telling you about this requirement now, they would not be holding you to it until 2018. Well, here we are, 2018!! And we at […]MORE❯
Confused about patient CT dose limits in Michigan? We hope the information in this post will help clarify the newly established Michigan Diagnostic Reference Level guidelines. Earlier this year, the Michigan Radiation Safety Section updated guidance on patient CT radiation exposure levels. They have moved from a “Standard of Care” limit guideline to a “Diagnostic […]MORE❯
Recently, the ACR updated their clinical MRI scan requirements (adding some studies and removing others) as well as simplifying the on-line clinical data forms. The ACR no longer asks for the reconstructed and displayed matrix parameters and now only needs the acquisition matrix (in the frequency and phase directions) and display FoV. This is the […]MORE❯
Welcome, so you have been perusing our newly remodeled website and have landed here. We are so glad you have rediscovered Medical Physics Consulting, Inc. and we hope you are as excited about our new look as we are! There are several things we are hoping will come from this blog, One, we hope you […]MORE❯
Dear MPC Client: The NRC has issued a request for comment on proposed revisions to the patient release program. The NRC has directed staff to revise Regulatory Guide 8.39 Release of Patients Administered Radioactive Materials. Prior to 1997, hospitalization was required for all patients treated with more than 30 mCi of NaI‐131. The dose‐based release […]MORE❯
MPC’s response to the request for public comment on the potential regulatory changes to the Patient Release Program
The NRC is requesting comment from the general public on its patient release programs, specifically looking for input on whether additional or alternate criteria are needed and whether to clarify the NRC’s current patient release requirements. The following statement is MPC’s official response to the questions put forth by the NRC in Docket ID NRC-2017-0094 of […]MORE❯
We have been using the services of MPC for years and appreciate the extra care and effort they provide to ensure our equipment is safe and meets the standards for quality to operate legally. The physicists are knowledgeable and approachable. They have a genuine concern for our success and compliance with governing regulations.
We have found the services of MPC vital in meeting our accreditation and regulatory obligations for annual and acceptance testing for all our imaging equipment. MPC has demonstrated to be a cost effective service of providing qualified medical physicists for all our nuclear medicine and diagnostic imaging machine needs for over the past ten years.