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Quality Control Technologist Responsibilities

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900.12(d)(1)(iv): (1) Responsible individuals. Responsibility for the quality assurance program and for each of its elements shall be assigned to individuals who are qualified for their assignments and who shall be allowed adequate time to perform these duties.

(iv) Quality control technologist. Responsibility for all individual tasks within the quality assurance program not assigned to the lead interpreting physician or the medical physicist shall be assigned to a quality control technologist(s). The tasks are to be performed by the quality control technologist or by other personnel qualified to perform the tasks. When other personnel are utilized for these tasks, the quality control technologist shall ensure that the tasks are completed in such a way as to meet the requirements of paragraph (e) of this section.

Questions:
  1. What are the responsibilities of the quality control (QC) technologist regarding the quality assurance program and what are some examples of ways in which "other personnel" can become qualified to perform QC tasks?
  2. What documentation must a facility have to document that personnel, other than the QC technologist, are qualified to perform QC testing?
  3. Does the quality control technologist have to be a qualified mammography technologist?
  4. Can a facility designate more than one quality control technologist at a time?

 

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