Diagnostic Radiology

Medical Physics Consultants, Inc. - Services

We perform annual equipment compliance and performance testing of diagnostic radiology equipment required by TJC, HFAP and/or the State Department of Health. Tests are performed with minimal assistance required from technical staff on the following systems:

  • Radiographic Systems (S/F, CR and DR)
  • Fluoroscopic Systems
  • Dental Radiographic Systems
  • Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) Devices
  • Computed Tomography Systems
  • Vascular Imaging Systems
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems

We also provide a comprehensive audit of the radiation safety program. The audit results provide sufficient documentation to meet the requirements of licensing and accrediting organizations.

Our services include:

  • Monitoring of patient radiation doses from common procedures
  • Fetal radiation dose estimate calculations with guidance from CDRH, by an ABR certified diagnostic radiological physicist
  • Fluoro skin burn guidance from FDA
  • Review of personnel radiation exposures and preparation of the overexposure reports required by the State Department of Health
  • Review of incidents involving diagnostic X-ray to with respect to cause and subsequent action taken
  • Review of radiation safety procedures for compliance with regulatory requirements

In addition, by special request, we can also provide:

  • Testing of automatic exposure control devices for radiographic systems and fluoroscopy spot films
  • Design, calculation and inspection of radiation protection shielding
  • Assistance in the instruction of hospital personnel as required by state and hospital accreditation agencies
  • Attendance at client radiation safety meetings
  • Acceptance testing of all radiological equipment

General X-Ray

MPC has a large team of experienced medical physicists to provide you with acceptance testing and routine annual inspections for all of your diagnostic imaging equipment. We follow state-specific regulations as well as nationally-recognized testing recommendations.

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CT

MPC has a large team of experienced medical physicists to provide you with acceptance testing and routine annual inspections for all of your computed tomography scanners. We follow state-specific regulations as well as nationally-recognized testing recommendations.

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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.

Lynne

I really enjoyed the Radiation Safety Officer Course and appreciate all of the hospitality that was extended to me by the MPC staff!

Kim Grove CNMT