Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County Outpatient Diagnostic Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine (NM) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT, MRI, and NMare noninvasive medical tests that 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 Parameters 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement.