December 14, 2010
MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER RECEIVES AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY ACCREDITATION
LEWISBURG, Tenn. — Marshall Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in CT as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR), according to CEO Phyllis Brown.
“Our Imaging Department is committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. That commitment is reflected in our ACR accreditations in mammography, MRI, nuclear medicine, and now CT. The imaging staff and radiologists at Marshall Medical Center take great pride in providing state-of-the art diagnostic imaging to aid physicians in quickly diagnosing and treating patients,” said Brown.
According to the ACR Web site, accreditation is awarded to health care facilities that have voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure they meet nationally accepted standards. Personnel of accredited organizations have been found to be well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images. The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment patients receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.