SME: Medical Director
Last Review Date: 2/17/09
The Medical Director must approve all requests for Brain Imaging Studies
Diagnostic testing is available to patients at UTHCPC. The physician determines which tests the patient needs and then initiates a relevant physician's order following the above approval.
Upon requests for various brain imaging scan (CT, MR, SPECT), the following forms must be completed:
Brain Imaging Request form.
This table describes the process of requesting the nuclear test:
The attending physician and unit nurse complete the required forms.
The unit staff forwards the request to the Medical Director.
The Medical Director approves/disapproves, based on documented medical necessity, and the form is returned to the unit.
The Joint Commission : Medical Staff , Provision of Care, Leadership
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