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 module 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.
Acceptable Number of ‘Emergency Use’ Examinations/Isotopes
Performed Outside a Unit’s Accreditation Status
Nuclear Medicine/PET/Ultrasound exams
|Nuclear Medicine Isotopes (In-111, Ga-67, and TI-201)|
|30 days||Fewer than 10||Fewer than 5||Fewer than 5|
|12 months||Fewer than 50||Fewer than 25||Fewer than 25|
Revision History for this Article
Description of Revision(s)
Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes
|3-3-2022||Table||Added column for Isotopes|
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