News | April 21, 2015

ASRT Modules Help Facilities Meet Joint Commission Requirements

Online resources designed to improve safety practice and dose reduction for CT and MRI

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April 21, 2015 — The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help members improve safety practice and dose reduction techniques for computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in line with revised requirements from The Joint Commission.

The modules — Safe CT Practices and Safe MRI Practices — meet The Joint Commission’s revised computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging safety practice requirements and CT dose reduction requirements. The revisions affect radiologic technologists who perform CT and MRI procedures in ambulatory care, hospital and critical access facilities accredited by the Joint Commission.

Safe CT Practices highlights safety factors in CT including technical factor selection, positioning and shielding. Safe MRI Practices showcases safety factors in MRI including safety principles, patient screening and emergency management. Please note that the modules are for safety training only and are not eligible for continuing education credit.

For facilities practicing CT and MRI that must meet The Joint Commission’s revised requirements, ASRT developed the Safe CT and MRI Practices Combo Pack, which includes both modules.

For more information: www.asrt.org

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