Changing a CT Radiology Group
If during the three-year accreditation cycle, the entire radiology group (inclusive of the Medical Director) performing interpretations for a facility is replaced by a new group, information must be submitted for the newly added physicians. Physicians that were not included in the application submission are not considered part of the accredited facility until experience and training information along with sample case study interpretations have undergone an IAC peer review. Accreditation is granted only for the facility and the physicians that have been reviewed by the IAC.
It is important to note that any changes in the radiology group during this three-year cycle will expire on the original expiration date located on the accreditation certificates. For example, if the original application was accredited January 15, 2019 it will expire on January 31, 2022 regardless of the date of the additionally submitted material. If an accredited facility wishes to replace the radiology group in their current accreditation, the replacement radiology group items must be completed and submitted, as listed below. As well, the facility will be required to pay the fees associated with replacing a radiology group.
The IAC requires that CT facilities submit the following documentation when changing the radiology group:
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS IN THE MANAGE STAFF SECTION OF THE ONLINE ACCREDITATION ACCOUNT:
- Enter the information for the new interpreting physician(s) as a Medical Director or Medical Staff member(s) in the Manage Staff section of the application including the specific training and experience pathway for each physician.
- Refer to the IAC Standards & Guidelines for CT Accreditation, Section 1.1.1A (Medical Director) and 1.3.1A (Medical Staff) for guidance.
- Mark the prior Medical Director or Medical Staff member(s) who are no longer performing interpretations at this facility as “deactivated."
SUBMIT ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (via a trackable carrier such as UPS or FedEx) as details in the CT Radiology Group Replacement Form.