Parkridge Health System Facilities Earn Imaging Accreditation

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital have earned accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

 

“We are proud to receive this designation,” said Keith Davis, imaging services director for Parkridge Health System. “Our employees work to provide patients with safe, high-quality imaging services, and it is a pleasure to be recognized for our commitment to excellence.”

 

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 36,000 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.


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