Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of the body to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
“Akron Children’s is committed to providing safe, high quality, pediatric imaging services,” said Sandy Scott, manager of radiology, Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley. “The ACR accreditation is a voluntary, rigorous review process that ensures we are meeting national standards in the care we provide.”
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded 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 34,000 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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