A library of spreadsheets has been developed to facilitate the practice of diagnostic physics quality assurance. Each spreadsheet follows a standard template and uses the highest ranking controlling authority (within the United States) for pass/fail criteria and testing procedures. Sheets are now available for CT (computed tomography), MR (magnetic resonance), US (ultrasound), screen-film mammography, stereotactic breast, radiographic, fluoroscopic, computed radiography, film digitizer, and display quality control. Use is made of spreadsheet "workbooks" so that each testing event is a single sheet in the workbook. Thus, results over the lifetime of the device are gathered in a single file, and historical control charts are gathered on the first sheet. The spreadsheets are available at http:// radweb.mcis.washington. edu/~sglanger, and are released under the Gnu (a recursive acronym. Gnu's Not Unix) public license. It is expected that others will add improvements, and they are expected and requested to submit them back to the author to be shared with the diagnostic physicist community at large. KEY WORDS: Diagnostic physics, quality assurance automation, spreadsheets.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Computer Science Applications