LANCASTER, Ohio (August 7, 2012) – Fairfield Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
“This shows our commitment to providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety,” said FMC Chief Operating Officer Howard Sniderman. “Our radiologists and staff see it as their duty to maintain this accreditation every three years.”
FMC Radiologic Technologists Kay Sims and Dan Jackson were instrumental in helping FMC achieve ACR Accreditation.
ACR accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards. Awards are based on 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 medical facilities with a comprehensive report that can be used 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.
For more information about ACR accreditation at Fairfield Medical Center, call (740) 687-8130 or visit www.acr.org.
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Fairfield Medical Center
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