DeGraff Earns ACR Accreditation in CT
The computed tomography (CT) program at DeGraff Memorial Hospital (DeGraff) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
CT scanning is one of many diagnostic imaging services provided by DeGraff. CTs are noninvasive and help physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various 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.
“It is a rigorous process to be accredited through the ACR. Patients can trust that DeGraff is able to provide the highest quality from experts using the best technology,” said Dawn Taylor, director of cardiopulmonary and imaging services, DeGraff Memorial Hospital. “I am so proud of the staff that worked so hard to achieve this honor.”
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.
Imaging Services at DeGraff provides a full array of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound, bone density, nuclear medicine, and mammography.