Summary of imaging practices and modalities accredited in the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme.
Advisory DI23/01: Revised Diagnostic Reference Levels for Nuclear Medicine and Positron Emission Tomography
To inform imaging practices of the revision of the national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET).
Advisory DI21/08: Standard 2.4: Medication management - For imaging associated with surgical and interventional procedures
To clarify how diagnostic imaging practices apply Standard 2.4 Medication Management when imaging occurs in association with a surgical or interventional procedure.
To clarify the required evidence for Standard 3.2, Optimised Radiation Technique Charts.
Advisory DI21/06: Standard 1.5: Equipment Servicing - Clarification of the required evidence for an equipment service provider’s qualifications and licences
To provide information about the use of attestation letters as evidence of an equipment service provider’s qualifications, training, and licencing.
To advise diagnostic imaging practices of the requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) Standard 2.2: Consumer Consent and Information Standard. Specifically, the consent requirements for:
- The administration of radiopharmaceuticals for nuclear medicine imaging procedures
- Transvaginal and transrectal ultrasound procedures
Advisory DI21/04: Disinfection requirements for reusable semi critical medical devices - Standard 1.6: Healthcare Associated Infection
To advise diagnostic imaging practices of the requirements for Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standard 1.6: Health-care Associated Infection. Specifically, the requirements for high-level disinfection of semi-critical reusable medical devices in diagnostic imaging.
To clarify the requirements for conducting comparisons of radiation dose levels and administered activity for imaging procedures against the Australian national diagnostic reference levels (DRLs).
Accreditation provides a commitment to the community that a diagnostic imaging practice meets expected standards for safety and quality. It is a formal program where trained assessors review an imaging practice’s evidence of implementation of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards.
Imaging practices not accredited under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme cannot provide Medicare funded diagnostic imaging services. Unaccredited imaging practices must inform clients prior to carrying out imaging they are not accredited and a Medicare benefit is not payable.
The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards provide a consistent statement on the level of care consumers can expect from diagnostic imaging practices. The standards aim to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of imaging delivered.