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ID
12-508-1243
Name
Radiological Services Team
Status
Published
Updated
11/19/2019 2:17:08 PM
Released
06/19/2018
Description
The Radiological Services Team provides basic and specialized clinical imaging services for an existing hospital or outpatient facility; imaging services include x-ray, ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fluoroscopy studies
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Team
Overall Function
The Radiological Services Team: 1. Performs diagnostic imaging procedures in compliance with standard medical protocols 2. Applies principles of radiation protection and provides patient care essential to radiographic procedures 3. Evaluates radiographs and other medical imaging for technical quality 4. Develops a medical interpretation for each imaging study 5. Ensures that the readings are transmitted to appropriate medical providers
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this team, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment 2. Requestor and provider discuss specific equipment the requestor will provide 3. Requestor orders additional staff, if necessary, to ensure the availability of resources required to safely and effectively support the mission assignment, including administrative, logistics, communications, supply, and clerical personnel 4. Requestor supplements clinical staff with Healthcare Resource Coordination Team if equipment, supplies, information technology, and communications support are necessary 5. Requestor identifies, verifies, and mitigates potentially hazardous conditions 6. To ensure staff is qualified to care for the patient mix, requests for assistance specify the clinical area, specialty services (if necessary), mission assignment, and anticipated length of deployment 7. Requestor specifies whether interventional radiology (IR) capabilities are necessary and orders a Type 1 Radiologist separately 8. Address potential biohazard issues as appropriate 9. Specify the need to order mobile units and adjunct equipment 10. This team does not conduct nuclear medicine studies; requestor orders nuclear medicine capabilities separately
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
MINIMUM PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 24
MANAGEMENT AND OVERSIGHT PERSONNEL PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 – National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 1 Medical Team Leader
SUPPORT PERSONNEL PER TEAMType 1 Radiology Technicians have advanced certifications to perform specialized imaging studies, such as MRI and CT scans.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21 – NIMS Type 2 Radiologist 2 – NIMS Type 1 Radiology Technician
Testing Capability Per TeamRequestor provides testing equipment for specified radiological services, unless the provider otherwise specifies.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Advanced radiological services, including: 1. MRI scans 2. CT scans 3. Fluoroscopy
Type 2Basic radiological services, including: 1. X-rays (radiographs) 2. Ultrasounds
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment Per Team Member1. The following regulations address PPE: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, and OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection. 2. Personnel deploy with individual dosimeters in addition to any mission-specific PPE.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Dosimeters and additional mission-specific PPE, which may include: 1. Eye protection 2. Masks, such as N95 masks or powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) 3. Protective footwear 4. Protective gloves
COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PER TEAMNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Appropriate team communications, such as two-way radios, cell phones, or a satellite phone
753
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Healthcare Resource Coordination Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Radiologist
FEMA, NIMS 509: Radiology Technician
FEMA, NIMS 509: Medical Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted