Multiple Sites - CT

Facilities applying for accreditation with multiple sites may be eligible for a discounted rate and are encouraged to contact the IAC for more information. Facilities already accredited by the IAC may add multiple sites to their current accreditation at any time. Please review instructions and requirements below for how to complete this process.

Multiple site refers to either fixed or mobile testing sites operated by one entity and applying for accreditation under one accreditation agreement and application. The following criteria must be met without exception in order to apply as multiple sites:

  • All technologists performing any CT procedures at any of the sites must be included in the application for accreditation.
  • All physicians interpreting any CT procedures at any of the sites must be included in the application for accreditation.
  • All sites must have the same Medical Director and Technical Director.
  • All physicians and technologists must participate together in quality assurance and education programs.
  • All sites utilize similar protocols.

$1,200 per site for sites 2-3 
$960 per site for sites 4-10 (20% discount)
$750
 per site for each site over 10

Facilities with more than 20 sites, please e-mail Frank Vermeiren for additional information regarding multiple site pricing options.

6 case studies representative of each accredited testing area that includes all images on a CD, DVD, or memory stick (flash drive) in a DICOM format with the DICOM viewer installed, the final report, and a CT Scan Parameter Form.

Facilities Seeking First-Time IAC Accreditation with Multiple Sites

Facilities applying for accreditation with multiple sites enter the information for their locations on the Manage Sites tab of their Online Accreditation account (iaconlineaccreditation.org). Before a user may enter additional sites, there is a series of qualifying questions that ensure the eligibility of the facility to apply as a multiple site. The accreditation decision will be rendered to each site individually. All correspondence will go through the address listed on the IAC Accreditation Agreement. If there are any medical or technical staff at the additional site that were not included as part of the original application, the facility’s Online Accreditation account (Manage Staff) must be updated to reflect all current staff members. Sites are not considered accredited until the documents have been reviewed, fees have been submitted and accreditation has been granted.

Adding A Multiple Site to an Existing IAC Accreditation:

Accredited facilities wanting to add a multiple site must submit the completed Multiple Site Supplemental Application via traceable mail (i.e., UPS, FedEx) to IAC CT, 6021 University Blvd, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD, 21043). Upon receipt of all required materials, the accreditation decision will be made at the next monthly IAC Board of Director’s meeting. If the added multiple site is accepted into the facility’s accreditation, accreditation for the added multiple site will expire when the facility’s original accreditation expires.

In addition to the Multiple Site Supplemental Application, the following items must be completed online and documentation must be submitted:

Complete the following items in the Online Accreditation account:

  • Enter the additional site(s) in the Manage Sites section of the Online Accreditation Account
  • Enter the additional CT unit(s) information in the Manage Equipment section of the Online Accreditation Account and mark the prior CT unit as deactivated (if replaced)
  • Enter all additional medical staff members and technical staff members in the Manage Staff section of the Online Accreditation Account (if appropriate)

Submit the following documentation (via a traceable carrier such as UPS or FedEx):

  • A formal letter of notification from the Medical or Technical Director that the facility has added a CT site.
  • Documentation of medical physicist/qualified expert acceptance testing performed prior to clinical use to include radiation dose assessment, image quality assessment (that includes the QC phantom images) and a post installation radiation shielding verification survey.
  • 5 days of routine operator quality control (QC) test results performed after the CT unit was installed that includes the QC log sheet/report records the QC measurements and corresponding phantom images that display the QC measurements
  • Case Studies (as detailed above)
  • Multiple Site Fee (as indicated above)

Download a checklist outlining the requirements here.