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Petrone Associates | Comprehensive Consulting

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Secure Client Portal
Client Portals

Exclusively for clients of Petrone Associates, and provided at no charge, we provide access to a secure custom client portal. Stored on each client portal for access 24/7/365 are all documents and physics reports (listed by room/unit name) generated as a result of our professional interactions. These include but are not limited to, all physics and quality assurance documents, radiation safety minutes and correspondence, dose optimization materials, physics equipment calibration certificates and physics personnel credentials. Also, exclusively for clients, the website contains important Links, Forms and Policies as well as Education Programs covering a complete range of topics.

Dose Optimization Programs
CDOP

In full compliance with Joint Commission and State regulations, we will design and implement a Comprehensive Dose Optimization Program (CDOP). The program will ensure all patients in CT, IR, Nuclear Medicine and Radiography receive only the correct amount of radiation needed to deliver optimal diagnostic imaging. We tailor programs to meet client needs, taking into account in-house systems and resources. As a result, we function as a contributing team member or can offer a turnkey solution where we function as team leader and primary driver.

Regulatory Compliance
Compliance

Annual department audits for compliance with Joint Commission, ACR, IAC and State regulations. Each audit will include a comprehensive report and a summary of action items which facilitate and organize a state of full compliance.

Radioactive materials licensing applications and amendments

Assitance with Radiation equipment registrations and permits

Regulatory liaison to represent the client in any communication, program, action, etc.

Robust Regulatory Alert system to notify clients of up-to-date new enforcement information.

ACR and IAC Accreditation
Accreditation

We perform 100% of the physics functions for these accrediting agencies and work with your team to ensure successful outcomes.

Joint Commission Compliance
Joint Commission

As experts in all aspects of the Joint Commission Imaging Standards, we evaluate compliance and design and implement a program of equipment evaluation, staff training and dose optimization.

Radiation Safety Office
RSO

We will provide support for an exisiting Radiation Safety Office or provide a turnkey, fully operational Radiation Safety Office. Our expertise in Medical and Health Physics includes knowledge of all exisiting local, state and federal radiation regulations, as well as current radiation standards from all pertinent agencies (NCRP, ICRP, NRC JC, IAC, ACR, etc). This knowledge will be utilized to custom design and operate your radiation safety office. With several decades of working closely with regulators throughout the county, you can be assured of optimal relations with these entities and smooth licensing, compliance and inspection activities.

Diagnostic Imaging Physics
Modality: Computed Tomography
  • Joint Commission compliance physics
  • ACR and IAC accreditation physics
  • Shielding analysis and design
  • Radiation safety survey
  • Acceptance testing
  • Annual, semi-annual, monthly and periodic testing (customized)
  • Quality control manual
  • Radiation safety and dose optimiazation education
  • Comprehensive dose optimization
  • Patient dosimetry
Modality: CBCT
  • Shielding analysis and design
  • Radiation safety survey
  • Acceptance testing
  • Annual, quarterly and periodic equipment testing (customized)
  • Quality control manual
  • CBCT radiation safety education
  • Staff training
Modaility: Dental, Panorex and Cephalometric
  • Shielding analysis and design
  • Radiation safety survey
  • Annual equipment performance evaluation
  • CRESO evaluation (NYS)
Modality: Mammography
  • ACR, MQSA and IAC accreditation physics
  • Shielding analysis and design
  • Acceptance testing
  • Radiation safety survey
  • Annual and periodic testing
  • Annual workstation evaluation
  • Radiation safety education
  • Radiation dose analysis and optimization
  • Staff training
Modality: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Joint Commission compliance physics

ACR and IAC accreditation physics

Facility analysis, consultation and verification testing

Acceptance testing

Annual and periodic testing

MRI safety compliance audit

MRI safety training

Modality: Radiographic and Fluoroscopic

Shielding analysis and design

Radiation safety survey

Acceptance testing

Annual, semi-annual, quarterly and periodic testing (customized)

Radiation safety training

Quality control and radiation safety manual

Patient dosimetry

Modality: Computed and Digital Radiography

Acceptance testing

Periodic comprehensive system evaluation (customized)

Modality: Primary Diagnostic Monitors

Acceptance testing

Periodic comprehensive system evaluation (customized)

Nuclear Imaging Physics
Modality: Nuclear Camera (SPECT and SPECT/CT)

Joint Commission compliance physics

Quartlery comprehensive department compliance audits 

ACR and IAC accreditation physics

Shielding analysis and design

Radiation safety survey

Acceptance testing

Annual, semi-annual, quarterly and periodic testing (customized)

Radiation safety education and training

Radiation dose analysis and optimization

Patient dosimetry

Radiopharmaceutical therapy physics

Quality control and radiation safety manual

Fugitive waste monitor evaluation

Homeland Security Radiation Emergency Program

Modality: PET (PET/CT and PET/MRI)

Joint Commission compliance physics

ACR and IAC accreditation physics

Shielding analysis and design

Radiation safety survey

Acceptance testing

Annual, semi-annual, quarterly and periodic testing (customized)

Radiation safety education and training

Radiation dose analysis and optimization

Quality control and radiation safety manual

Radiation Oncology Physics
Modality: Linear Accelerator

New Department/Equipment selection and planning

Shielding design and specification

Full radiation oncology regulatory support

Radiation safety survey

Equipment commissioning and treatment planning system data formatting and acceptance

Equipment calibration as needed

Annual MVCT and KVCBCT dosimetry

Imaging system evaluation

Monthly machine quality assurance

End to end testing

Accreditation support (ACR, ACRO and ASTRO)

Physics peer program review

Medical physics and medical dosimetry on-site clinical personnel support

     o Weekly chart checks

     o Plan generation and review

     o Brachytherapy planning and treatment

     o IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, and VMAT treatment planning and QA

     o Cyberknife planning

     o Tomotherapy planning, calibration and QA

     

Modality: Superficial Radiation Therapy

Acceptance, Commissioning and Annual Calibration

Modality: Proton Therapy

Full Facility Support (technical, regulatory, and physics)