IU Health White Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation
An IU Health Arnett Release
IU Health White Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in CT scanning, nuclear medicine, MRI and mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
CT scanning – sometimes referred to as CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, injected in the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other abnormalities within the body.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualize internal structure of the body in detail.
Mammography is the process of using low-energy x-rays to examine the human breast and is used as a diagnostic and a screening tool, with the goal being early detection of breast cancer.
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.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional 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.