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GRMC radiology earns accreditations

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 10:36 a.m. CDT

The Greater Regional Medical Center radiology (X-ray) department has been awarded repeat accreditation in five modalities as the result of an extensive review by American College of Radiology (ACR). The modalities earning accreditation included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography scan (CT), ultrasound, nuclear medicine and mammography.

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.

ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.

To learn more about Greater Regional Radiology Services, visit GreaterRegional.org. Virtual tours and information regarding all of the modalities and exams available on the Greater Regional Medical Center campus in Creston is available on the website or call 641-782-3508.

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