XRQA is a leading provider of X-Ray Quality Assurance Software, in order to provide the Radiation Protection Supervisor and Quality Assurance Manager with the most comprehensive resource available.
The XRQA service hosts a large array of tests, tools and resources to assist the Radiation Protection Supervisor and Diagnostic X-Ray Quality Assurance Manager to comply with the Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR99). We further aim to provide extensive assistance for departmental managers, for the relevant sections in the accreditation process (UKAS Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme).
The XRQA system has been developed by Quality Assurance Radiographers with the assistance of Radiation Protection Advisors. This has enabled us to provide an intuitive, simple, flexible and fully comprehensive service.
Upload facility to assist in keeping your documentation safe
A link library to the most relevant websites, both within the UK and International
Fully Remote Access via the Internet
XRQA recommends all the tests needed to comply with current requirements, as stated
within IRR99, using tests detailed in the IPEM91 report for every piece of equipment within a radiology department.
The XRQA service has been developed with the future of NHS accreditation in mind, as
set out by the United kingdom Accreditation Service and the Royal College of Radiologists.
The technical team at XRQA will ensure that the service is consistent with national guidelines so that you can easily demonstrate the competence of your service, with respect to radiation safety and quality assurance should you need to apply for the UKAS - Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme.
XRQA incorporates all new tests and procedures as and when they are introduced. All subscribers are informed automatically with the relevant information about the new tests.
No complicated calculations
All the calculations for remedial and suspension levels are hard-coded within the system, in adherence with the IPEM91 recommendations. The results are displayed using a traffic light system.
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The demand for X-Ray
Quality Assurance testing within the imaging chain in
medicine is a legal requirement of the Ionising Radiation
Regulations 1999 in the United Kingdom. What tests and
the frequency of the tests are strictly up to the department
in consultation with the Medical Physics Expert or Radiation
The Institute of Physics and Engineering
in Medicine have published a report recommending standards.
To deviate far from these recommendations would place
an organisation in a weak defensible position.
The IRR99 (Ionising Radiation Regulations
1999) state that:
It is the duty of the
employer, with the advice of the Radiation Protection
Advisor, to determine the appropriate testing programme
that ensures compliance with the Ionising Radiation
Therefore every department involved
in the use of medical ionising radiation is required
to perform X-Ray Quality Assurance checks (on a routine
basis) on the equipment. This includes equipment that
is secondary to the irradiating equipment i.e. processing,
digital readers, monitors etc.
The purpose of XRQA is to provide a
concise and accurate method of performing these X-Ray
Quality Assurance tests in order to comply with the current
UK regulations. Little jargon is used and all the tests
are explained fully, with images to ensure accuracy where
applicable. The frequency and design of all the tests
comply with the Institute of Physics and Engineering
in Medicine Report Recommended Standards for the Routine
Performance Testing of Diagnostic
X-Ray Imaging Systems.
XRQA has been written “on-line” to
facilitate its use with any computer connected to the
internet. The system is further designed to perform all
the routine calculations and inform the user immediately
if any problems occur.
The results held on the XRQA Quality
Assurance system, may be required by either your Radiation
Protection Advisor as part of a routine audit or as part
of a Health and Safety inspection.