Diagnostic Imaging

Good Medical Practice – It’s What We’re All About

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The College ensures patient care and safety by setting standards for diagnostic imaging (DI) services, personnel and equipment. The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation process is a peer review process that ensures accuracy and reliability of imaging services in Alberta.

We conduct on-site assessments when facilities open and reassess on a four-year cycle. We also reassess if a facility adds a new service, renovates, moves, or if a concern is brought forward.

Find an Accredited DI Facility in Alberta >>This list is updated daily

Upcoming Meeting Dates:


The Diagnostic Imaging Advisory Committee oversees the College's accreditation program for DI facilities in Alberta. The committee meet several times a year to sign-off on assessment reports, review the standards, approve fees and finalize physician approvals.

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2018
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2018

Learn more about the Advisory Committee on Diagnostic Imaging
The Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation process is a peer review process that ensures accuracy and reliability of imaging services in Alberta.

PROGRAM GUIDES

DI Accreditation program guide

All facilities performing diagnostic imaging services must be re-assessed every 4 years. To learn more about the 4-year accreditation cycle, download the Accreditation Program Guide

New/relocating facilities program guide

If you’ve already applied to start the accreditation process, we recommend reviewing the program guide for new and relocating facilities.

Review the Program Guide for New & Relocating Facilities

CHANGES TO YOUR FACILITY?

Are you planning to…

  • move or change the name of your facility?
  • offer new imaging services?
  • change in Medical Director?
  • change the contact information for your facility?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you need to notify us. Update your facility information

Diagnostic Imaging Fees

General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)

Registration Fee$300 + GST

Annual Fees (all facilities pay annual fees)

One modality$773 + GST
Two modalities$1,545 + GST
Three+ modalities$4,635 + GST
Mobile service$103 + GST

Discounted fees

  • Facilities that close between January 1 and March 31 are refunded 65% of the total fee.
  • Facilities that open between October 1 and December 31 of are invoiced 35% of the total fee.

Assessment Fees (as required)

1 Modality$2,550 + GST
2 Modalities$2,970 + GST
3 Modalities$3,390 + GST
4 Modalities$3,810 + GST
5 Modalities$4,230 + GST
6 Modalities$4,650 + GST
7 Modalities$5,070 + GST
8 Modalities$5,490 + GST
9 Modalities$5,910 + GST
10 Modalities$6,330 + GST
11 Modalities$6,750 + GST

• Fee for rescheduling an assessment is $500 + GST
• Fee for post renovations/new facilities/facility moves is $670 + GST
• Additional fees may apply if extra assessors are required due to the facility size or scope, or if out-of-province assessors are required.

RESOURCES FOR FACILITIES THAT NEED ASSESSMENT

Accreditation Assessments

Once accredited, DI facilities must be re-assessed every four years. Additionally, assessments must be conducted before opening a new facility, adding a modality, relocating or completing major renovations.

Download and fill in this application form for a private facility

Download and fill in this application form for a public facility

Currently undergoing Assessment?

Transfer files and documents safely and securely via SharePoint. Log in using your CPSA-provided credentials.

DI facility SharePoint site

Are you a physician who wants to perform and interpret DI services?

Some DI modalities have different training and approval requirements, all of which must be met before a physician can perform or interpret DI services.

Learn more & apply for physician approvals

No onsite imaging specialist?

If your facility Medical Director is not an imaging specialist, your facility must meet certain criteria. Download and read the requirements.

BECOME AN ASSESSOR

We’re always looking for registered professionals to help assess DI facilities. Use your knowledge to ensure patient safety province-wide, earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits and compensation.

Help us accredit DI facilities. Apply today

ABOUT OUR STANDARDS

CPSA accreditation standards are developed based on input from field experts, best practice and research identified by other regulators and standard setting bodies . These standards ensure Alberta’s DI facilities meet or exceed safety and quality standards for performance of DI services. Access the standards by registering your facility for assessment.

Our standards review process

Do you have a suggestion to improve patient safety and quality care in Alberta facilities? Complete and submit a Standards Revision Request Form ensuring:

  • the specific standards or section (if your suggestion applies to multiple standards) are identified
  • verifiable references (including a link or attachment) are provided
  • the request applies to all diagnostic imaging facilities across Alberta (not limited to organization- specific practice)
  • contact information is included (in case further clarification is necessary)

QUESTIONS?

Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Assistant
780-969-4999 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 4999 (in Canada)

diagnostic.imaging@cpsa.ab.ca