This template is designed to assist you in meeting Part IV of the maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements. Persons who are participating in the MOC program must select a practice quality improvement project that is relevant to their practice, produces measurable results that are suitable for repeated measurements, and is able to effect quality improvement. This template focuses on patient safety, specifically reducing CT radiation exposure in Spine CT. Patients should be either all outpatients or all inpatients.
This material was fully qualified as a PQI template by the ABR on April 27, 2015.
This activity offers 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ following completion of an online test.
This template is designed to provide radiologists and other health professionals with a comprehensive guide and tools to develop a PQI project that meets maintenance of certification requirements.
Goals and Objectives:
This template is designed to provide radiologists and other health professionals with a comprehensive guide and tools to develop a PQI project that meets maintenance of certification requirements. The PQI projects developed in conjunction with the template are designed to reduce radiation exposure to patients undergoing Spine CT examinations.
Disclosure of Commercial Interest:
S. Singh has received grants from GE Healthcare and Philips Healthcare.
M. Kalra has received research grant from GE Healthcare.
R. Gupta has received research grants from GE Healthcare and Siemens Medical Solutions.
K. Applegate has nothing to disclose.
Accreditation Statement The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.
Designation Statement The ARRS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Date of issuance: September 1, 2015
Date of expiration: August 31, 2021
Estimated time to complete the activity: 20 hour(s)