JCI Accreditation is a prestigious honor for high-quality healthcare facilities around the world. West Physics has unique expertise and experience to help facilities comply with the full scope of JCI imaging and radiation safety standards and we have developed a set of services for individual facilities as well as networks to efficiently and quickly address the standards. West Physics has worked very closely with The Joint Commission, including in a technical advisory capacity and during the standards development process, and this experience translates into numerous service benefits to our customers.
Whether you require assistance with only those requirements that specifically require a medical physicist, or you prefer a turn-key integrated solution for all of your radiology needs (to include all required staff training, policies and procedures, dose tracking program setup, etc.), West Physics is willing and able to meet your needs.
Ensure complete success during your next JCI accreditation inspection by selecting a medical physics provider that not only has a reputation as the premier provider of medical physics services in the world, but also has intimate knowledge of the JCI standards and how to effectively and efficiently comply with them. Our physicists look forward to helping you meet the new standards in a simple, stress-free and cost-effective manner.
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Whether to meet JCI, ACR, IAC, national or local regulatory requirements, diagnostic imaging equipment requires periodic (in most cases annual) performance testing by a qualified physicist. West Physics provides these quality assurance services in a prompt, expert, and convenient manner. Our clients, located throughout the world, know that they can count on our team of professionals to perform this testing expediently and to all applicable standards. Whether your needs are in MRI, CT, PET, SPECT, mammography, ultrasound, radiography, or fluoroscopy, we employ state-of-the-art test equipment and highly-trained graduate-degreed physicists to assure you total compliance and maximum value.
All of West Physics’ annual services include:
- on-site refresher training for technologists (with ASRT Category A credits available),
- quality control records review and consultation,
- a turn-key Quality Control / Policies and Procedures Binder (for ACR-accredited equipment),
- unlimited telephone or e-mail based consulting for as long as you remain a client, and
- flexible scheduling options, including weekend service (subject to availability).
We pride ourselves on not only ensuring your facility’s regulatory compliance, but also on making substantive improvements to your image quality. Our physicists are trained to communicate test results clearly and understandably, and work with your service personnel to resolve problems rapidly. This is why some of the most prestigious imaging centers and networks around the world have chosen West Physics. Let us show you the West Physics difference!
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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.
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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.