Diagnostic Imaging

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Contents

Preface
Purpose of Clinical Practice Parameters
Role of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Responsibilities of the College Updating this Document Radiology Guiding Principles

VOLUME 1: FACILITY STANDARDS

Chapter 1 Staffing a Facility
Overview
Qualifications of Physicians Providing Diagnostic Services
Radiologists Involved in Interpreting Nuclear Medicine Reporting 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) 
Quality Advisor 
Role of the Quality Advisor 
Responsibilities of the Quality Advisor 
Radiation Protection Officer
Duties and Responsibilities of the RPO 
Medical Radiation Technologists 
Technologists Performing Bone Densitometry 
Technologists Performing Mammography 
Technologists and Fluoroscopy
Duties and Responsibilities of MRTs 
Continuing Professional Development for MRTs 
Sonographers 
Duties and Responsibilities 
Continuing Professional Development for Sonographers 

Chapter 2 Facilities, Equipment and Supplies 
Overview 
Facilities, Equipment and Supplies 
Imaging Equipment Quality Control 

Chapter 3 Policies and Procedures
Overview 
Developing Policies and Procedures
Infection Control
Respiratory Infections
PHIPA
Radiation Safety and Dose Reduction (ALARA Principles)

Chapter 4 Requesting and Reporting Mechanisms
Requesting Procedures
Overview
Technologist Worksheets 
The Diagnostic Imaging Final Written Report 
Report Attributes 
Body of the Report 
Procedures and Materials
Findings
Limitations
Clinical Issues
Comparative Data
Preliminary Report 
Verbal or Other Direct Communication
Retrieval of Films from another IHF/Institution

Chapter 5 Providing Quality Care
Overview
Quality Management Program Goals
Providing Quality Care
Components of a Quality Management Program
Monitoring the Program

Chapter 6 Nuchal Translucency (NT)
Overview 
Physicians Involved in Nuchal Translucency Reporting
Ontario Regional Prenatal Screening Laboratories Contact Information

Appendix I Independent Health Facilities Act - Ontario Regulation 57/92
Quality Advisor and Advisory Committee
Standards
Records of Employees
Patient Records
Books and Accounts
Notices 
Miscellaneous

Appendix II Risk of Serious Infection from Ultrasound and Medical Gels Notice from Health Canada October 2004

Appendix III Fetal Ultrasound for Non-Medical Reasons – CPSO Policy Statement #4-1039

Bibliography 

Appendix IV Sample Emergency Safety Policy 

Appendix V Sample Patient Survey: Quality of Care

Appendix VI Sample Referring Physician Survey

VOLUME 2: CLINICAL PRACTICE PARAMETERS

Chapter 7 Position Statement from the IHF Diagnostic Imaging Task Force

Chapter 8 Routine Chest Radiography in a Primary Care Setting
Source
Abstract 
Comment in 

VOLUME 3: TELERADIOLOGY

OAR Teleradiology Practice Standard
CAR Standards for Teleradiology
ACR Standards for Teleradiology
CPSO Telemedicine Policy

Independent Health Facilities

Clinical Practice Parameters and Facility Standards; Assessment Protocols, including fillable forms; and other tools