Roane Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
This accreditation marks the third gold seal that Roane’s Imaging Department has received over this past year. In February of 2017, they were awarded in Nuclear Medicine, followed by Mammography in May.
“These three accreditations, received by our imaging department, are examples of how we are putting our patients first, and continuing to improve our facility to best serve the community,” says Jason Pilant, Chief Administrative Officer at Roane Medical Center.
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 Parameters 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.
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Roane Medical Center is equipped with modern technologies and expert staff to provide you with excellent patient care. You can depend on Roane Medical Center to be a partner in caring for you and your family. We continue to grow our services, attract new physicians, and add advanced technology, all while sharing our best practices within the Covenant Health system.
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