This comprehensive document provides guidance on the replacement, upgrading and introduction of new and emerging technologies in medical imaging devices, including digital radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, etc. The recommendations are easily applied yet robust, and meant to be used in a variety of settings.
(A summary of the report is also available)
An audit is a clinical quality improvement process that seeks to improve patient care and outcomes through a systematic review of care against explicit criteria and the review of change. Aspects of the structure, process, and outcome of care are selected and systematically evaluated against explicit criteria. Where indicated, changes are implemented at an individual, team, or service level and further monitoring is used to confirm improvement in healthcare delivery. (Definition from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence UK, 2002)
CAR released its report on National Maximum Wait Time Access Targets for Medical Imaging related to MRI and CT. The CAR report highlights 13 recommendations to promote consistent and equitable access to medical imaging care.
The aim of this primer is to provide a concentrated and focused information package as a quick reference guide for students, pertaining to diagnostic radiation usage and safety, with a focus on modalities that involve the use of x-rays.
The CAR has prepared a document outlining the requirements for peer review processes and suggests how such processes can be integrated into practice, ideally adopted and standardized nationally and provincially.