Protocol Review (CT)

Medical Physics Consultants, Inc. - Services

MPC can help review your CT protocols per recommendations of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). As minimum, we will review the following clinically significant protocols:

Routine protocol review:

  • Adult head
  • Adult abdomen (~150 lb)
  • Pediatric head (1 y.o.)
  • Pediatric abdomen (5 y.o., 50 lb)
  • High-resolution chest
  • Brain perfusion (if performed at facility)

Parameters reviewed:

  • kV
  • mA, mAs, or effective mAs
  • Rotation time
  • Scan pitch
  • Detector configuration
  • Reconstructed image thicknesses
  • Reconstruction algorithms
  • Radiation dose reduction
  • Expected dose levels, to compare to national benchmarks

A more comprehensive protocol review can be performed in conjunction with your CT Protocol Review and Management Team. This task will require interaction with radiologists and technologists on the team and possibly some testing on the scanner.

Computed Tomography (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 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.

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