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2 1 Welcome Medical Physicist Meeting November 9, :00 - 5:00 p.m.

3 2 Update on New Jerseys Quality Assurance Program Bureau of Radiological Heatlh 25 Arctic Parkway Ewing, NJ Bureau Chief Paul G. Orlando (609) Office (609) Fax

4 3 QC Tests Performed by Medical Office Staff Annual Medical Physicist QC Survey State Inspections Key Elements to Successful Program

5 4 Three Medical Studies Tracked for ESE & IQ PA Chest AP Lumbosacral Spine AP Foot

6 5 QA Program Timeline Year 1 QAYear 2 QAYear 3 QA 4/01-9/029/02-9/039/03-9/049/04-9/05 Year 4 QAPre QA 6/00-4/01

7 6 PA Chest Data

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10 9 AP Lumbar Spine Data

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13 12 AP Foot Data

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16 15 Reductions in ESE

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18 17 Image Quality Improvements

19 18 Goals Established at the Onset of the Quality Assurance Program Reduce unnecessary radiation –Set initial goal to reduce ESE 10% by 2005 –Achieved 32.5%-62.0% reductions in ESE Improved image quality resulting in better diagnosis and fewer repeat x-ray studies –Set initial goal to increase IQ 15% by 2007 –Achieved 20.9% improvement in IQ More timely equipment repair, less down time Improved understanding of x-ray risks and benefits Closer ties with constituents

20 19 Violation History


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