Rome Memorial Hospital 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).
“We are proud to be recognized by the American College of Radiology for our expertise in CT imaging,” Medical Imaging Director Sharon Carson said.
ACR accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. During the accreditation process, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
Accreditation is awarded 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 these fields.
The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
CT scans provide detailed images of internal organs, bone, soft tissue and blood vessels. It is a common diagnostic tool for many medical conditions, such as stroke, cancer, internal injuries or appendicitis.
Rome Memorial Hospital was the first hospital in the region to invest in specialized software to reduce radiation dosage by up to 40% while still giving doctors the highest quality CT images to make a confident diagnosis.