Joint Commission Requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Services Take Effect July 1, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The Joint Commission’s (TJC) new and revised Diagnostic Imaging Services Requirements for accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory health care organizations go into effect July 1, 2015.

The standards incorporate recommendations from imaging experts, professional associations and accredited organizations about areas that must be evaluated to ensure the safe delivery of diagnostic imaging services and refer specifically to Image Wisely® and Image Gently®:

The [facility] verifies and documents that technologists who perform diagnostic computed tomography (CT) examinations participate in ongoing education that includes annual training on the following:

  • Radiation dose optimization techniques and tools for pediatric and adult patients addressed in the Image Gently and Image Wisely campaigns
  • Safe procedures for operation of the types of CT equipment they will use

Imaging facility personnel can demonstrate that they meet these requirements by doing the following:

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