A brief overviewThis page provides a brief overview of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme as wel as programs that have contributed to quality diagnostic imaging in the recent past.
- 2010 to present Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme
- 2010 to 2014 Diagnostic Imaging Quality Program
- 2004 to 2010 Diagnostic Imaging Quality Practice Program
- 2004 to 2008 Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging Program
- Since 2010, the quality and safety of diagnostic imaging services has been promoted through the operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS).
- DIAS ensures that diagnostic imaging practices meet specified standards in order to deliver Medicare-eligible services. Advice on the ongoing implementation of the DIAS was provided by the DIAS Monitoring and Implementation Committee until the expiry of the committee’s term in 2015.
- improve the quality of diagnostic imaging services
- recognise the contributions of the radiology and nuclear medicine industries to the reallocation of unspent funds.
- IT systems: e.g. patient management software or image storage infrastructure
- in capital infrastructure: e.g. the purchase of new equipment or the upgrade of existing equipment
- facilities: e.g. upgrades and refurbishments to patient areas
- workforce development: e.g. through up-skilling or staff training.
- compliance activities: e.g. participation in the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme, preparation of radiation safety plans or equipment compliance activities
The program ceased operation in 2008-09.
The table below lists the successful projects and organisations and links to their project as possible.