Monday, April 10th, 2017
Vero Beach, FLA (April 10, 2017) — Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) has been awarded a three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent evaluation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). A MRI scan is a common, noninvasive imaging test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of internal organs and tissue to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
“Our team is pleased once again to have earned the ACR gold seal of accreditation,” said Daniel Cameron, Director of Diagnostic Imaging Services. “This signifies that the MRI services provided by IRMC are the highest standards of the radiology profession.”
The ACR 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 quality improvement.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.