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Imaging Accreditation: RadSite, IAC

S Balter

S Balter1*, (1) Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

SA-B-Salon CD-2 Saturday 10:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM Room: Salon CD

This presentation briefly introduces carotid artery stenting (CAS) and the IAC. Carotid artery disease causes about half of all strokes. The two major invasive treatments are surgery or stenting. CAS is performed using an interventional fluoroscope. The goal of IAC in this domain is to facilitate optimizing the safety and efficacy of CAS. Medical physicists play a key role both in image optimization and in radiation management. The standard includes requirements for equipment, safety and physics testing. Data is required for both the initial application and for periodic quality management. The standard’s requirements exceed those needed to minimally comply with most radiation regulations. One goal of IAC is to integrate QMPs into the CAS environment as active contributors. The presentation will review relevant portions of the standard and provide a sampling of topics that the QMP might consider implementing in this role.

Learning Objectives:
1. Review the IAC accreditation process.
2. Review clinical carotid stenting procedures.
3. Outline relevant Medical Physics processes and responsibilities.
4. Outline physics and related requirements for a carotid stenting program


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