February 17, 2016
On February 16, 2016, the Joint Commission (TJC) approved new Standards for Diagnostic Imaging Services for hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory care organizations. To view the Prepublication version of this Standard click here. Effective September 1, 2016, these revisions specify the minimum qualifications technologists need to perform diagnostic computed tomography (CT) procedures.
This announcement follows comments made by SNMMI in 2014 regarding TJC’s Proposed Revisions to their Diagnostic Imaging Services Standards. SNMMI is pleased TJC followed SNMMI's recommendations, and made the following changes to their Standards.