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In emergency situations, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, PET and Ultrasound facilities may use units and may perform imaging exams that are not accredited in a specific modules without jeopardizing their accreditation status.


Timeframe and examination limits for emergency use are provided in the table below. Facilities must notify the ACR and submit testing if the volume of examinations exceeds these limits.


Timeframe

Acceptable Number of ‘Emergency Use’ Examinations 

Performed Outside a Unit’s Accreditation Status

MRI

Nuclear Medicine/PET/Ultrasound

30 daysFewer than 10Fewer than 5
12 monthsFewer than 50Fewer than 25



Revision History for this Article

Date

Section

Description of Revision(s)

12-12-19

All

Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes



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