IAC CT accreditation program offers Low Dose CT (LDCT) Lung Cancer Screening as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has deemed LDCT lung cancer screening as a preventive service benefit under the Medicare program for beneficiaries meeting specific eligibility criteria.
Facilities that wish to apply for LDCT lung cancer screening must obtain IAC Body CT accreditation, meeting all requirements listed in the IAC CT Standards and Guidelines for Accreditation for safety and training as well as the CMS requirements.
- CMS Eligibility Information: Decision Memo for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)
- Applicable IAC Standards (1.1A Medical Director; 1.3A Medical Staff; 188.8.131.52Av Radiation Dose; 2.2.1B Patient Referral; 2.3.1B Patient Order (Request); 184.108.40.206xiv Scanner Settings (radiation dose). Review the IAC CT Standards»
- Low Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Appendix
- Sample Policy – Low Dose CT (LDCT) Lung Cancer Screening
- Information related to applying for the testing area of Body CT: intersocietal.org/programs/ct-dental-ct/getting-started
- Information related to adding the testing area of Low Dose CT (LDCT) Lung Cancer Screening: intersocietal.org/legal/multiple-sites >> Adding A Testing Area to a Existing Accreditation >> CT
- American Academy of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
The American Academy of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) has created a website that contains suggested imaging parameters for specific makes/models of CT units. These imaging parameters include appropriate technical factors (kV, mA, rotation time, etc.) that yield a patient dose that is < 3.0 mSv. For more information, please visit aapm.org/pubs/CTProtocols/documents/LungCancerScreeningCT.pdf.
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