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Implementation of a Remote and Automated Quality Control Programme for Radiography and Mammography Equipment

IAEA Human Health Series No. 39

English STI/PUB/1936 ¦ 978-92-0-102621-7

123 pages ¦ 47 figures ¦ € 54.00 ¦ Date published: 2021

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Description

This publication provides a framework for the quality control (QC) of radiographic and mammographic imaging systems using remote and automated tools. The methodology provided in this publication is designed to be easy to implement, in order to support initiation of remote/automated QC programmes. It is based on simple, inexpensive test objects and promotes collection of data in a uniform, harmonized manner allowing for intercomparison and benchmarking. These tests are not intended to replace the comprehensive performance evaluation of the radiographic systems by a CQMP. They can, however, detect deficiencies in system performance before they become clinically significant. Furthermore, frequent QC testing promotes a culture of quality in imaging.

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Keywords

Quality Control Programme, Radiography, Mammography, Equipment, Remote, Automated, QC, Quality Control, Human Health, Framework, Radiographic, Mammographic, Imaging System, Tool, Methodology, Data, Data Collection, Benchmarking, Performance, Performance Evaluation, Radiographic System, System Performance, Quality, Imaging, Image Quality, CQMP, Clinically Qualified Medical Physicist, Medical Physics, Diagnostic Radiology, QA, Quality Assurance, Resource, Testing, Reporting, Data Analysis, Control Framework, ROI, Region of Interest, DR, Digital Radiography, CR, Computed Radiography

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