d. QA/QC Technician. Individual who manages the quality assurance program.
He may be the chief radiographer or a staff radiographer. His responsibilities are to:
Monitor the radiographic equipment and the film processors.
Analyze the quality of all radiographs.
Troubleshoot the problems.
Establish the standards for film quality and technical factors.
Keep the program records.
Verify that problems have been solved.
Develop purchase specifications for new equipment.
Audit the quality of service to the patients and referring physicians.
e. Physicist. A radiation scientist, an engineer, or a physician, who is
concerned with research, teaching, or operational aspects of radiation safety.
Occasionally, he may be an outside (civilian) consultant. His responsibilities are to:
Perform additional testing that was outlined in a written contract.
Perform corrective action when requested to do so.
f. Service Engineer. A biomedical repairperson from the manufacturer (while
the equipment is still under warranty), or he may be part of the medical maintenance
section in the hospital. He acts as an outside consultant. His responsibilities are to:
Perform maintenance service that was outlined in a written contract.
Perform corrective action when requested.
g. Radiologist. The chief radiologist's responsibilities are to:
Oversee the quality assurance program.
Delegate responsibility of the daily operation of the program.
Be responsible for the entire program.