Five Rivers Medical Center has been awarded accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). We are the only facility from Randolph County to the Mississippi River to have earned this recognition for our CT services. We are seeking accreditation in CT Lung Screening and are expecting to be able to provide this service to the public in January. Medicare and other insurance companies will pay for a CT Lung Screening if certain criteria have been met. We will make an announcement as soon as we are able to provide this additional service.
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 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.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
- Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging and interpret your images
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.