The inspector will be looking at the following items
for the MQSA portion of the inspection. State requirements are
the same as for screen/film.
Manufacturer's QC Manuals - Both printer
and unit. In general, we expect the facility to use the latest
version of the QC manual issued to it by the manufacturer. If
the manufacturer has sent the facility more than one version
since the previous inspection, the facility would likely use the
first version for a period of time and the updated version(s)
- Equipment Evaluation by Medical Physicist
- Unit - Same
requirements as screen film units
- Printer - The physicists tests
are dependent upon manufacturer recommendations in the
printer manual. For
example, there may be a requirement that the physicist
evaluate the printer annually.
The facility is expected to have the QC manuals for all
their system components, and should be advised that having
the manual will assure that all the required QC tests are
performed correctly and at
the appropriate time.
Conducted all the QC tests listed in the
manual provided by the manufacturer of the unit in question,
Took (and documented) timely corrective
action(s) for the tests that failed.