Complimentary Webinar to Explore Physics for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Systems

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RadSite Experts to Discuss the Importance of Safe Systems and Quality Images

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RadSite is proud to be a thought leader in the diagnostic imaging arena; these presentations are an extension of our educational mission and solidify our commitment to quality and patient safety.

RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of an educational webinar series, is pleased to announce the second presentation titled, “Physics for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Systems.” This session will review basic components of physics testing for ADI systems and highlight key differences in state requirements for physicists.

The webinar, scheduled for November 17 at 12 noon EST, will be led by RadSite’s Chief Physics Officer, Phillip W. Patton, PhD, CHP, DABR, DABSNM. During the session, Patton will describe the importance of hiring a qualified medical physicist for physics texting when applying for RadSite accreditation. To register, click here.

“Proper equipment calibration and maintenance are some of the most critical components of making sure your imaging systems are safe and produce quality images,” states Patton. “Medical physicists are extremely important players in this arena, bridging the gap between technologists and physicians to make sure diagnostic imaging equipment is functioning optimally.” Dr. Patton has conducted research in a wide variety of medical imaging and cancer treatment projects.

He is also the President and CEO of LBT Radiation Physics Consulting, Ltd., and a Certified Health Physicist (2006), a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (2009), a Diplomat of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (2011) and a Licensed Medical Physicist. He was a professor of health physics at UNLV from 2000 - 2011. Patton’s work has been published in such professional journals as Health Physics, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Physics.

In addition to the discussion of physics for advanced diagnostic imaging systems, RadSite will host future webinars focusing on:

  • Session III: Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in PACS: Part 1

o Date & Time: December 9, 12 noon EST
o Legalities in health care can often make this important practice muddled at best—especially in the field of radiology and for facilities using PACS. In the first part of a two part series, Eliot Siegel, MD, will discuss who really owns medical images, how to deal with bankruptcy in an imaging facility and why physicians don’t use image compression more often. To register, click here.

  • Session IV: Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in PACS: Part 2

o Date & Time: February 3, 2016, 12 noon EST
o Legalities in health care can often make this important practice muddled at best—especially in the field of radiology and for facilities using PACS. In the second of a two part series, Eliot Siegel, MD, will discuss whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) software to highlight suspicious findings, which could have important medicolegal implications. To register, click here.

The first webinar in the series took place on October 27, 2015 and focused on patient safety in medical imaging. To access the webinar recording, please click here.

“We are very excited for Dr. Patton’s webinar,” says RadSite Advisory Board Chair Garry Carneal, JD, MA. “RadSite is proud to be a thought leader in the diagnostic imaging arena; these presentations are an extension of our educational mission and solidify our commitment to quality and patient safety.”

To find out more about these webinars, visit http://www.radsitequality.com or click here to register. A Q&A session will follow each webinar, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about how RadSite accreditation can benefit your imaging facility.

For more information about RadSite, email info(at)radsitequality(dot)com.

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About RadSite™ (http://www.RadSiteQuality.com)
Founded in 2005, RadSite’s mission is to promote quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States and its territories. In addition, RadSite is recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008. RadSite’s programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes. RadSite also offers educational programs, publishes issue briefs and underwrites research on a complimentary basis to raise awareness of patient safety issues and to promote best practices. The organization is governed by an independent board and committee system, which is open to a wide-range of volunteers to ensure transparency and accountability. To learn more about RadSite, please contact us at (443) 440-6007 or info(at)radsitequality(dot)com.

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