Adding a MRI Testing Area
An additional testing area (or areas) may be added to a facility’s current accreditation at any time during the three-year accreditation cycle. Accreditation is granted only for the specific testing areas for which a facility has applied and submitted an application. Though facilities may be performing other testing in the facility, those areas are not covered under the accreditation until an application for the specific testing type is submitted and granted accreditation.
It is important to note that any testing area added during this three-year cycle will expire on the original expiration date of the previously accredited testing area(s). For example, if the original application was submitted January 1, 2016 it will expire on January 31, 2019. If the facility submits an application for an additional testing area on January 1, 2017 it too will expire on January 31, 2019.
If an accredited facility wishes to add an additional testing area to their current accreditation, the testing area forms must be completed and submitted with any required case studies or other documentation. As well, the facility will be required to pay the fees associated with adding a testing area.
What to Submit:
The IAC requires that facilities submit the following documentation when adding a testing area:
SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION (via a traceable carrier such as UPS or FedEx):
- Addition of Testing Areas Form
- Three case studies for the additional testing area that include 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 MRI Scan Parameter Form. View Case Studies Requirements» for guidance related to the types of CT examinations to be submitted.
- $400 fee for each additional testing area