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MRI program national accreditation renewed

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fort HealthCare has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the second consecutive time. The accreditation is a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses magnetic fields to produce images of internal body parts, helping physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

For more information, visit FortHealthCare.com/Radiology.
 

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