Petrone Associates addresses the specific needs of clients in every aspect of diagnostic and therapeutic ionizing and non-ionizing radiation applications. We provide expert consultative services in all modalities, as listed below. Services are designed to comply with all pertinent local, state and federal requirements of all regulatory agencies and organizations (e.g., MQSA, ACR, IAC and Joint Commission Accreditation standards).
Secure Client Portal
Exclusively for clients of Petrone Associates, and provided at no charge, access to a secure custom client portal will be provided. Stored on the portal for access 24/7/365 are all documents and physics reports (listed by room/unit name) that are 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 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.
Clients find the portal an invaluable resource which ensures an organized one-stop destination for all their compliance needs. Understanding the importance of this resource, we are committed to a dynamic, ever-evolving portal, and will continue to enhance the functionality of the website, taking into account your needs as a valued client.
Dose Optimization Programs
In full compliance with Joint Commission and State regulations, we will design and implement a Comprehensive Dose Optimization Program (CDOP). The program will ensure that 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 the client needs, taking into account in-house systems and resources. As a result, we function as a contributing team member or if desired, can offer a turnkey solution where we function as team leader and primary driver.
Annual department audits for compliance with Joint Commission, ACR (or 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
Assistance 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
We perform 100% of the physics functions for these accrediting agencies and work with your team to ensure successful outcomes.
Joint Commission Compliance
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 existing Radiation Safety office or provide a turnkey, fully operation Radiation Safety office. Our expertise in Medical and Health physics includes knowledge of all existing Federal, State and local 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 country, you can be assured of optimal relations with these entities and smooth licensing, compliance and inspection activities.