As part of the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging (QUDI) Program undertaken by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), AHA were engaged to develop a set of uniform best practice professional supervision and reporting standards for all imaging services provided by radiologists, including specific requirements of teleradiology.
Key project tasks included:
- Review of the current regulatory requirements and the current literature (both local and international) with regard to the professional supervision of imaging services
- Identify the key policy issues that need to be addressed in relation to the use of teleradiology and assess the implications for professional supervision of diagnostic imaging services
- Develop and test, in relation to procedures/examinations supervised by radiologists, best-practice standards of:
- Professional supervision or personal attendance by the radiologist, according to a particular modality or procedural group
- Professional supervision or personal reporting by the radiologist, of the results of a particular modality or procedural group
- Identify any changes that may be required to current regulatory requirements
- Identify, develop and test appropriate information for inclusion in relevant material for consumers.