Facility responsibilities for c-arm installation that falls to your facility and staff to implement directly. However, all of us at Pacific Healthcare Imaging are here to help you every step of the way!
State Regulation and Registration
Regulatory compliance for state registration is the responsibility of the facility receiving the new equipment and requirements also vary from state-to-state.
These steps may include, but aren’t limited to:
- Radiation Shielding.
Regulations do vary from state to state, and it is best to know your state’s regulations prior to installation.
Before your system can scan patients, a state-licensed radiation physicist will need to conduct an inspection on it for functionality, image quality, and radiation dose parameters. A medical physicist is specially trained in the electrical, mechanical, and radiation physics of medical equipment.
The primary responsibility of your physicist will be to ensure that your C-arm is safe for patient and staff use. They’ll be able to answer any questions about exposure risk, and can identify areas where accidental exposures could occur. They will provide dosimetry measurements and create a report on the dose or emission of radiation for your records and state records.
Experienced technicians from Pacific Healthcare Imaging will install and perform functional and dose checks at your facility.
Pacific Healthcare Imaging and our experienced technicians will help you acquire the best service or system for your facility, and help with all regulations requirements.