You may already know that Tower Radiology Centers are ACR accredited but you may be wondering what exactly that means. When visiting a Radiology Center for imaging needs, it is important to make sure that the facility is ACR-accredited. Let's look at the importance of visiting an ACR-accredited radiology center.
ACR stands for the American College of Radiology. 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 radiation oncology and medical imaging and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.
To be certain the nationally recognized standards for radiologists (The American College of Radiology) are being met, a radiology center must be accredited and evaluated. 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. The following are assessed:
- Quality assurance
- Image quality
- Personnel qualifications
- Adequacy of facility equipment
- Quality control procedures
These types of assessments ensure patients receive:
- the highest quality testing and treatments in the safest environment possible
- A thorough evaluation and peace of mind
- An understanding that safety guidelines and procedures are being followed
- A certified radiologist
You owe it to yourself to have the best, most trusted physicians available. Feel free to contact Tower Radiology Centers; our expert staff is professional and caring, and can help you with mammogram, CT scan, X-ray, and other radiology related questions.
The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing medical advice. You should contact your doctor to obtain advice with respect to any particular medical issue or problem. Use and access to this website or any of the links contained within the site do not create a doctor-client relationship. The opinions expressed at or through this site are the opinions of the individual author and may not reflect the opinions of the medical office or any individual doctor or physician.