posted on May 06, 2014 10:28
CONWAY, SC– Conway Medical Center (CMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a resent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help 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, following 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.
“We are happy to obtain the ACR MRI accreditation in conjunction with the ACR ultrasound accreditation that we received last year,” says, Fred Lewis, director of radiology at CMC, “The accreditation is voluntary, but it assures our community that we are committed to providing the best patient care and image quality possible.”
The imaging department at CMC is a modern, progressive department staffed by qualified professionals including nationally registered and state certified technologists, board-certified radiologists, and compassionate, caring support staff. For an appointment call 843-234-5474.
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.