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Auditing & Regulatory Consulting

West Physics offers a full range of professional regulatory consulting services to represent clients in a wide range of situations. From serving as Radiation Safety Officers (RSO) for hospitals and clinics, to assisting health care facilities with obtaining or amending federal or state radioactive materials (RAM) licenses, West Physics has the depth of experience few if any firms can offer. Among our regulatory services are the following:

  • RAM License Application and Amendment Preparation
  • RSO services for nuclear medicine and all other types of RAM holders
  • Representation of licensees before enforcement proceedings
  • Nuclear medicine program startup and change consulting
  • Nuclear medicine program quarterly audits
  • Design of dosimetry monitoring programs
  • Provision of standards-compliant Policies and Procedures

All of our regulatory consulting services are provided by a world-class staff of experts who have expertise and experience with a multitude of program types and scenarios. In particular, the staff is intimately familiar with the unique needs of emerging modalities such as positron emission tomography (PET). West Physics’ President & Chief Medical Physicist, Dr. Geoffrey West, has special expertise in the regulatory consulting arena due to his status as a former nuclear materials inspector for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, as well as to his possession of board certifications in both health physics and medical physics. West Physics has provided highly successful RSO services for a number of large-scale RAM operations and our staff specializes in unique situations and complex needs.

Please contact us today to discuss your specific needs.

X-Ray Shielding Design & Verification

We are proud to offer x-ray shielding design and verification services for diagnostic radiology facilities – for everything from single rooms to entire radiology wings with multiple modalities, including nuclear medicine. Whether you are pursuing new construction or considering modifications or new equipment installations, West Physics can support you with expert advice and prompt turn-around.

All of our x-ray radiation shielding designs are performed by fully-licensed, board-certified health physicists and will meet the latest industry standards, as well as the specific requirements of the country, state and municipality in which your facility is located. West Physics tracks these regulatory requirements and will ensure that your shielding design and/or verification meet them perfectly. For patient and worker safety as well as for liability protection, we understand that our clients must have total confidence in the accuracy and reliability of such an important radiation protection measure – West Physics provides that confidence with experience and expertise.

Our shielding verifications (aka shielding integrity surveys or radiation protection surveys) are comprehensive and meticulous, ensuring our clients that their shielding was installed correctly and according to plan. Some of the most respected medical institutions in the world have counted on West Physics for this important service and we are proud to offer it worldwide.

Here are some key features of our Shielding Design and Verification services:

  • We understand the regulatory requirements for shielding in every jurisdiction and can provide expert consultation to our clients on meeting these requirements
  • We are experienced at providing shielding services globally
  • We offer prompt turnaround and expedited service on demand
  • We work directly with planners, architects, and/or contractors to advise on shielding, layout, and construction options
  • We have experienced technologists on staff to advise on floor plans, if requested
  • Our prices are fair and our results are guaranteed

If you have questions about these services or about shielding requirements in your particular area, or if you would like a no-obligation quote, please contact us today.

Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Services

West Physics is unique in its ability to provide a full range of RSO support for medical and non-medical facilities throughout the United States. Dr. West serves as an active and involved RSO for numerous large and small clients and, as a former inspector for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), he brings unparalleled regulatory expertise to this service. Dr. West, who is board-certified in health physics and medical physics, is fully qualified to serve as your designated RSO on both NRC and State RAM licenses. This RSO function includes numerous responsibilities, including staff training, regular on-site audits, telephone emergency response availability, and dosimetry. We provide RSO services for one of the largest nuclear medicine networks in the country and have the experience you need.

Here are some of the advantages of using West Physics for your RSO services:

  • We have intimate knowledge of both State and Federal RAM regulations. The regulations for nuclear medicine and other radioactive materials are extremely complex and involve States, the NRC, the Department of Transportation (DOT), and other agencies. Our staff has experience on both sides of the aisle (regulator and non-regulator) and stays current with ever-changing requirements.
  • We have extensive experience with multi-state operations, mobile operations, PET, PET/CT, and other challenging modalities. These modalities demand special knowledge and experience and we have it.
  • We maintain excellent relationships with regulators. That means that when you have a problem with licensing, inspection, or enforcement, we understand the optimal approach to solving your problems and satisfying regulatory personnel.
  • We offer unparalleled flexibility in scheduling, billing, and all other areas of the administrative and logistical process. No matter how simple or complex your operation, West Physics can hit the ground running from Day One and integrate quickly into your corporate structure to streamline operations. We customize your services to your particular needs.

Please contact us today for a no-obligation quote.

Dose Reduction Programs

With accreditation bodies, regulatory bodies, members of the public, facility staff and others worried more and more every day about radiation doses from medical imaging procedures, it is essential that your hospital, imaging center or private practice look at this issue seriously and ensure that it is reducing doses as much as possible. But how do you know if the radiation dose from your CT, fluoroscopy or radiography protocols is as low as possible while still providing excellent diagnostic images? How do members of the public know that they are protected properly and that they can trust your site with themselves or their children? What can you do to ensure that you meet the latest guidelines, regulations and standards?

Optimizing radiation dose is a complex process. To do it properly requires training of technologists, image quality consultation with radiologists, investigation of new hardware and software options and equipment, review and improvement of policies and procedures, and a host of other steps. Plus, how do you properly measure your progress, compare it to industry standards, and articulate your success to your clients, referring physicians and accreditation bodies?

While the process is complex, the answer is simple. Hire a radiation expert to set you on the right course and keep you there. Our diagnostic medical physicists are trained to evaluate the starting dose situation at a facility, draw up a multi-element plan to improve it, and then properly verify and communicate the end result. It is not enough to involve the OEM, technologist and radiologist. You need a professional who is trained in radiation dosimetry, intimately familiar with all of the relevant standards (Joint Commission, ACR, IAC, State, Federal, Image Gently, Image Wisely, California SB 1237, etc.), and can ensure that your investment in time and money to address this important issue is spent wisely. To reduce dose, you have to consider numerous questions: Should you upgrade your scanners with new dose reduction features? Would it be better to invest in dose monitoring software? Are all of your protocols optimized and if not, how exactly do you ensure that they are? Are all your staff trained in dose optimization?

West Physics leads the medical physics industry in providing turn-key CT, fluoroscopy and radiography Dose Reduction Programs to facilities that measure doses, lower doses, help you make optimal decisions about new equipment or software, train staff, and provide information to your patients and staff about what has been done to keep them safe. In many cases, expensive scanner upgrades are NOT what is needed to reduce your doses – what is needed is proper patient dose tracking and analysis, protocol optimization and staff training. Let us help you put all the pieces together.

Our Dose Reduction Programs include the following elements:

  • Dose and Image Quality Testing
  • Protocol Optimization
  • Dose Action Level Setup
  • Dose-related Policies and Procedures (P&P) Review and Feedback
  • Participation in JC- and State-required Protocol Review Committees
  • Technologist and Radiologist Dose Awareness and Reduction Training
  • Dose Strategy Consultation
  • Dose Reduction Certificate
  • Patient Dose Reduction Brochure
  • Staff Q&A Session and Training Checkups
  • Annual Dose and Image Quality Retesting
  • Annual Dose Reduction Review
  • Ongoing Protocol Refinement and Dose Action Level Checkups
  • Ongoing consultation

Special Note: As part of our dose reduction programs, we are also pleased to provide expert setup, maintenance and oversight of customer dose tracking software packages. Our staff is experienced at working with Bayer Radimetrics, GE DoseWatch, PACSHealth DoseMonitor, and many more! Let a radiation safety professional help you manage your dose tracking and reduction program optimally, and in full compliance with the latest Joint Commission and ACR guidelines.

All of these elements add up to a simple, turn-key comprehensive Dose Reduction Program that will put your facility on solid footing with respect to dose reduction and ensure that you are taking the right steps to lower doses.

Please contact us today for more information about the individual elements of this service and for a no-obligation quote!