QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE
It is important to recognize that all radiology department personnel must
cooperate and communicate to ensure a successful quality assurance program. Each
person must not only perform the duties, but also effectively interact with all other
personnel. The key word is "teamwork." Without it, there would be a below standard or
ineffective quality assurance program.
a. Staff Radiographer. A full-time radiographer is called a staff radiographer.
His responsibilities are to:
Perform and analyze quality control tests IF he has been properly
(2) Aid the quality assurance technician to perform noninvasive quality
control tests on assigned equipment.
(3) Report possible problems to the appropriate personnel. (No one knows
the equipment better than the person who works with it all day.)
b. Student Radiographer. An individual enrolled in an accredited radiology
school. His responsibilities are to:
Perform quality control tests as part of his training.
(2) Perform only under the direct supervision of a qualified staff
c. Darkroom Personnel. Any individual that is permanently assigned to the
darkroom that may or may not be a radiographer. His responsibilities are to:
(1) Aid the quality assurance technician in performing tests, but only if he is
Expose sensitometric strips.
Check for safelight fog.
Monitor replenishment levels.
Monitor temperatures of the film processor.