Evangelical Community Hospital’s Imaging Services Earn Re-accreditations
Aug 04, 2020 11:53AM
By Erica Shames
Two of Evangelical Community Hospital’s key imaging services recently earned re-accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging.
The computed tomography (CT) scan at the Selinsgrove Imaging Center, 21 Susquehanna Valley Mall Drive, was recently re-accredited for a three-year-term. CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at Evangelical Community Hospital also received a three-year re-accreditation. MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging techniques, such as mammography and ultrasound.
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 ACR accreditation demonstrates a commitment to patients, payers, and referring physicians that the safest and best quality care through these imaging sources are provided at the locations listed. As part of the review process, all technologists, radiologists, and physicists are evaluated to assure they have the latest in qualifications and continuing medical education credits to utilize the equipment properly.
For more information on imaging services available at the Hospital and Selinsgrove Imaging Center, visit www.evanhospital.com.
Evangelical is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 40,000 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 healthcare services.