Before you register

Login

Login to the National Diagnostic Reference Level Service.

Introduction

The registration process for the Australian National Diagnostic Reference Level Service involves collecting a range of data. To complete the registration process smoothly and quickly we recommend you familiarise yourself with the data to be collected before you begin.

Information collected in the registration process

The registration process involves collection of the following information:

Specific information collected

Facility details

Facility Name This should be the name of the facility as registered with Medicare Australia
Facility LSPN This is the Location Specific Practice Number as registered with Medicare Australia
Facility Type

There are four options for Facility Type, they are:

  • Public Clinic in a Public Hospital
  • Private Clinic in a Public Hospital
  • Private Clinic in a Private Hospital
  • Private Clinic
Facility Address This should be the address of the facility as registered with Medicare Australia


Radiologist details

This refers to the Radiologist in Charge of the Facility or the Head of Department if your facility is part of a large Hospital/Organisation. The mandatory details required are:

  • title
  • family name
  • first name
  • phone (office)
  • email

CT scanner details

This refers to the CT Scanners in use at your facility. The mandatory details required are:

  • scanner make
  • scanner model (as defined by the manufacturer)
  • additional identifier

The ‘Additional Identifier’ field is intended as a tool for you at your facility to help differentiate between CT Scanners, particularly if you have more than one CT Scanner of the same make and model. What you enter in the ‘Additional Identifier’ field is entirely up to you but we suggest that it reflect the location of the CT Scanner, e.g.  ‘Emergency CT’, ‘Room 1’ or ‘2nd Floor, East Wing’, etc.

Please note that the ‘Additional Identifier’ field is mandatory even if your facility only has one CT Scanner.

Contact details

This refers to another person at your facility who will, in most instances, manage the service, e.g. the Chief Radiographer, CT Supervisor or Medical Physicist, etc.

It is expected that this person will be registering the facility. The mandatory details required are:

  • title
  • family name
  • first name
  • phone (office)
  • email

Completion of the registration process

On completion of the registration process a username and temporary password will be sent via email to the Radiologist in Charge and the Contact Person.

A third data entry login on will be provided on the first login of either the Radiologist in Charge or Contact Person.

The 3rd login will only provide access to the service data entry pages. It is expected that this login will be available to any facility authorised person performing data entry.

User guide

For comprehensive instructions on how to enter data, download the National Diagnostic Reference Level Service User Guide:

PDF iconNational Diagnostic Reference Level Survey User Guide - 2016
FileNational Diagnostic Reference Level Survey User Guide - 2016 (large file warning)


Further information on International Best Practice for Radiation Protection of Patients can be found on the International Atomic Energy Agency Radiation Protection of Patients website, which can be accessed via the following link:

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