- Assistance in carrying out responsibilities under the current law
The responsibility for protection of patients in diagnostic tests is attributed exclusively to the physician, as responsible for the radiological equipment and as a medical specialist. In carrying these responsibilities, skills and technical expertise in physics are essential, and are required to the quality control service provider.
- Ensuring the production process quality of diagnostic images
The person producing image-based diagnosis must be certain that the equipment works properly and produces images that are consistent, repeatable, and have a good quality. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure the quality of the image production process by measuring and monitoring appropriate quality indices.
- Help in identifying and solving technological problems
When an index of quality of the image production process is out of tolerance (identification of a problem) it is necessary to implement a corrective action. This can be implemented by both the radiologist staff at the medical center or by an external service maintenance. In both cases, the action of support and control of corrective actions and verification of its effectiveness, requires resources and expertise not always available in a radiology center. Precise instructions, or even just a working hypothesis on the nature of the problem, encourage the application of the most effective actions to solve technological problems.
- Continuous improvement of technical and diagnostic performance
Quality control is the fundamental tool for the verification and checking of correct operation of diagnostic imaging equipment. The results of this activity can be effectively used for the process of support and improvement of diagnostic performance, which includes maintenance, calibration and technological upgrading of equipment or parts of it. This is a process of optimization, which requires the service of quality control to provide all the necessary information and tools in the appropriate way.