Archbold Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is a national professional organization with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services. 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.
MRI, a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts, is used to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. During an extensive survey of Archbold’s MRI department, qualifications of personnel, quality control measures, safety policies and image quality specific to MRI were reviewed.
“I’m very proud of our radiologists and radiology staff who are dedicated to ensuring we provide safe, high quality imaging care for our patients,” said Joe Barron, Archbold assistant vice president of radiology and heart and vascular services.