Wheeling Hospital CT Imaging Reaccredited in Adult, Pediatric and Cardiac
March 1, 2019
WHEELING, W.Va. – Wheeling Hospital has received a three year, reaccreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Initial accreditation was granted in 2016. Wheeling Hospital achieved the reaccreditation for pediatric, adult and cardiac CT imaging.
“The reaccreditation of our CT Department shows our continuous efforts to provide the highest level of imaging, expertise and safety,” Jen Bond, Radiology director, said.
Dr. Mark Benson, medical director of Radiology, added, “Our radiology department strives for excellence in all modalities. Achieving the ACR reaccreditation is an achievement that speaks to our commitment to quality and patient care.”
Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates currently hold ACR accreditation in mammography, breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, breast ultrasound and PET (positron emission tomography).
The gold seal of 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.
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. It serves more than 37,000 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.
During the ACR accreditation process, image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the facility that can be used for continuous practice improvements. Facilities must reapply for the accreditation every three years to prove the highest level of quality is maintained.
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