CT Scanner Vendor

New: QIBA Conformance Certification Service for CT Scanner Vendors

Medical scanners and image analysis software systems are now routinely being used to obtain precise quantitative image measurements, which can often play a major role in patient care. It is therefore critical that scanner vendors demonstrate that their medical scanning equipment, including recommended image acquisition protocols, have been thoroughly evaluated to achieve high levels of performance for specific measurement tasks. The Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA®) has developed specification documents, called Profiles, that specify the requirements and technical performance needed for quantitative image measurement tasks. QIBA® is now working closely with Accumetra to provide a new QIBA® Conformance Certification Service that enables CT scanner vendors to verify conformance with a QIBA® Profile and receive a QIBA® Conformance Certification Mark that can be used to communicate the achievement.

Clinical site images

QIBA® has developed the QIBA CT Small Lung Nodule Profile along with a new QIBA® Conformance Certification Service. The Profile provides a comprehensive set of specifications to ensure that a clinical site attains a minimum level of quantitative imaging performance necessary to achieve a specified lung nodule volume measurement accuracy. The QIBA® Conformance Certification Service for the CT Small Lung Nodule Profile provides conformance certification specifications needed to show that a CT scanner is able to achieve high quality lung nodule measurements. After signing up an FDA approved CT scanner model for this service, CT scanner vendors are provided a CTLX1 phantom and provided instructions on performing a set of CT image acquisition scans that demonstrate scanning performance over a range of CT acquisition parameters. The conformance results are then used to provide customers with independently verified guidance for using the CT scanner model when measuring small lung nodules. In addition, the scanner vendor receives a QIBA® Conformance Certification Mark that can be used for marketing and promotion.

To use this service and obtain an institution-specific QIBA® Conformance Certification Mark for an FDA approved CT scanner model, a scanner vendor must register and pay $6,000 + tax for each year of conformance certification services.

Benefits of obtaining a QIBA® Conformance Certification Mark for a CT Scanner Vendor:

  • Demonstrate to your current and potential customers that your medical device or software meets the thorough specifications outlined in a QIBA® Profile
  • Annually verify the performance of your medical device helping ensure that the high performance remains consistent under a variety of acquisition and measurement conditions.
  • Provide quantitative and independently confirmed device data to your customers on the best methods and protocols to use with your medical device.
  • Promote your high-performance, quantitative imaging capability by posting the QIBA® Conformance Certification Mark to your medical device or software web pages and promotional materials.
  • Participation will help improve future CT lung cancer imaging guidelines.

Contact Accumetra at info@accumetra.com for additional information on these services.


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