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Middle East Federation of Organizations of Medical Physics

QC Book Published “Quality Control procedures for Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment”

MEFOMP is happy to announce that the QC book titled “Quality Control procedures for Diagnostic X-Ray Equipment” is now available for purchase (e-book and hard copy).
This book (published in September 2022) prepared by the Medical Physics Section (MPS) in Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar, to fulfil the regulatory requirements regarding the routine QC for all X-ray equipment in the HMC hospitals. It also describes in a brief but comprehensive way all the QC tests required for different types X-ray equipment: Computed X-ray tomography (CT), Fluoroscopy (General Purpose, Angiography systems and mobile arm), Radiography (fixed and mobile), Mammography (2D and tomosynthesis), and Dental (Intraoral, Panoramic, Cephalometric and CBCT). It is intended to guide medical physicists through each QC test, starting from the list of tools required, to the setup the X-ray equipment, the measuring process, and the interpretation of the results. For each tested parameter (exposure parameter, dosimetric index or image quality score) reference and limiting values are cited to allow for the identification of mis-adjustments or malfunctions requiring corrective actions. The QC procedures include the comparison of median values of patient dose indices (from data derived from the dose monitoring system) with the Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs), to also test whether the clinical use of each system is optimized.
It is important to emphasize that this book is designed for a well-structured and well-equipped medical physics team, state-of-the-art X-ray equipment and advanced patient dose tracking systems. It represents a useful source of inspiration for many medical physicists around the world aiming to develop a quality control program for their hospitals.
The e-book can be purchased from Amazon at a price of $9.99.
Hard copy can be purchased through Eva at QR75 and can by shipped outside Qatar.  Within Qatar, it can be purchased at a price of QR75 through Lzhiba, and Purplebox or by downloading Snoonu or Rafeeq apps (search the book title under products).


December 30th 2022
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