We're celebrating our first year of being officially ACR accredited for CT! ACR stands for the American College of Radiation. They offer accreditation programs for Breast MRI, Breast Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine & PET, Radiation Oncology, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, and Ultrasound.
ACR awards accreditation to facilities for “the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice”. Facilities seeking accreditation are evaluated by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists that are experts in their respective fields.
Some things that ACR evaluates when determining whether or not to accredit a facility are: personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
Naturally, our staff is absolutely thrilled about the honor, but we realized that anybody who doesn’t work in the health industry might be a little confused about why this is such a big deal for us. Sure, being ACR accredited sounds good, but when it comes down to it what does that really mean for our patients?