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Quality Management. Chapter 19

Abstract

This chapter introduces the principles and definitions of quality management systems (QMSs) for radiology facilities, to give a framework to assist in the setting up of such systems and to emphasize the role of the medical physicist in this context. While there is a diversity of terms currently in use to describe quality processes both generally and specifically within radiology, there is broad agreement that the effective management of radiation medicine services demands a quality culture that includes a systematic approach to the elements that govern the delivery of that service. Therefore, the concept of quality assurance (QA) within the radiological facility covers, in its widest sense, all those factors that affect the intended outcome, that is, a clinical diagnosis. The medical physicist has an important role in the overall QMS, especially, but not exclusively, with respect to the equipment performance. A worked example of a quality control (QC) programme is included at the end of the chapter, to demonstrate the depth of detail and involvement of the medical physicist.
Authors:
Hiles, P. A.; [1]  McLean, I. D.; [2]  Christofides, S. [3] 
  1. Glan Clwyd Hospital, Bodelwyddan (United Kingdom)
  2. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
  3. New Nicosia General Hospital, Nicosia (Cyprus)
Publication Date:
Sep 15, 2014
Product Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Refs., figs., tabs.; Related Information: In: Diagnostic radiology physics: A handbook for teachers and students. Endorsed by: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics, European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics| by Dance, D.R. [Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford (United Kingdom)]; Christofides, S. [New Nicosia General Hospital (Cyprus)]; Maidment, A.D.A. [University of Pennsylvania (United States)]; McLean, I.D. [International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)]; Ng, K.H. (ed.) [University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)]| 710 p.
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; DIAGNOSIS; QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; RADIOLOGY; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS
OSTI ID:
22360642
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-131010-1; TRN: XA14M6992065936
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Pub1564webNew-74666420.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 477-498
Announcement Date:
Jul 28, 2015

Citation Formats

Hiles, P. A., McLean, I. D., and Christofides, S. Quality Management. Chapter 19. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Hiles, P. A., McLean, I. D., & Christofides, S. Quality Management. Chapter 19. IAEA.
Hiles, P. A., McLean, I. D., and Christofides, S. 2014. "Quality Management. Chapter 19." IAEA.
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