In a recent podcast interview hosted by CurveBeam, RadSite’s President and CEO discussed the development of RadSite’s new Cone Beam CT Accreditation Program, which covers both dental and medical imaging.
Drawing on his two-decade career in healthcare quality improvement, Carneal highlighted some of the advantages of accreditation. He noted that accreditation standards can be used to address regulatory gaps and promote industry innovation. Carneal provided examples of how accreditation has provided a leading role in creating national standards for managed care, technology, and imaging.
The interviewer asked about the Cone Beam CT modality. Carneal detailed the work of the ConeBeam CT Standards Committee, which has dedicated more than two years of collaboration and research to draft the new standards. He added that the new Medical Cone Beam CT Accreditation Program covers imaging sub-specialties such as ENT, orthopedics, and podiatry. RadSite’s standards will be the first in the nation specifically to address the workflows around Cone Beam CT imaging and promote evidenced- based pathways. He also observed how the RadSite Dental and Medical Cone Beam CT Standards will soon promote national physics testing requirements, which have not been required historically.
Carneal provided some background on educating payers and other stakeholders about when and how Cone Beam CT imaging can best serve the patient in terms of diagnosis and treatment for certain conditions. He elaborated that we are hitting a tipping point where more healthcare professionals are becoming familiar with Cone Beam CT imaging systems.
He added that RadSite is currently beta-testing the first version of the standards now and is hopeful that the Standards will be finalized by early summer 2020.
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