OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Prominent medical associations have partnered to publish a new guide, Lifecycle Guidance for Medical Imaging Equipment in Canada. The guidance, created by the Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR) with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) as partners, and developed with input from a wide range of stakeholders, is a widely-anticipated resource.
Medical imaging equipment is widely used at various phases of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of just about every illnesses and condition. Dr. Jacques Lévesque, President of the CAR says "Ensuring that the equipment generating the tests is in optimal condition is crucial to patient safety and to the quality of our healthcare systems."
"It is also important to manage our health care resources as effectively as possible," adds Dr. Mario Talajic, President of the CCS.
This comprehensive document addresses these important issues by providing guidance on the replacement, upgrading and introduction of new and emerging technologies in medical imaging devices, including digital radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, etc. "The recommendations are easily applied yet robust, and meant to be used in a variety of settings," explains Amanda Bolderston, CAMRT President.
Healthcare facilities and all those involved in the management of medical imaging resources are encouraged to consult this guide when making decisions regarding the timing and conditions under which medical imaging equipment should be purchased, replaced or upgraded.
About the Partners
The CAR is the national voice of radiology, committed to promoting the highest standards in patient‐centered imaging, lifelong learning and research.
The CAMRT is Canada's national professional association and certifying body for medical radiation technologists and therapists across the country.
The CCS is the national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists.
SOURCE: Canadian Association of Radiologists
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