Atlantic General Hospital’s full service imaging department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its open and closed MRI as the result of a recent facility survey conducted by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Accreditation is voluntary, and those healthcare organizations who seek this distinction receive evaluations for image quality and procedure by board-certified radiologists and physicists who are experts in the field. The accreditation program also evaluates the qualifications of staff, adequacy of equipment, and quality control and assurance measures that the facility has implemented.
“Peninsula Imaging, along with the hospital administration and staff, is committed to provide the best up-to-date care for the patients in the community,” said Dr. Assen Todorov, medical director of the imaging department at Atlantic General. “This includes upholding the highest standards set by the ACR. All of the radiologists in the group are board certified and continue to stay current with new MRI protocols and exams to best utilize the resources of the imaging department.”
Atlantic General Hospital’s imaging department offers a full complement of MRI services, including breast MRI, with same-day appointment capability and next-day results.
“The imaging department is practicing a culture of community commitment and quality patient care. ACR accreditation is no easy accomplishment, and for the MRI staff to take this challenge on and acquire this accreditation –voluntarily – is remarkable,” said Jason Kampfer, director of imaging at Atlantic General Hospital. “This excites me. As a director, it shows the continued commitment the imaging department and Atlantic General have made to our community with an ongoing promise to provide the highest quality patient care possible.”
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee or accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
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