American College of Radiology Recognizes Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
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February 27, 2012
Sarasota, FL - Doctors Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine and MRI as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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.
“Obtaining the ACR Accreditation signifies that our facility provides essential imaging services to our community at the highest level of image quality and safety,” says Kay Adkins, Director of Imaging & Cardiovascular Services. “It shows that our facility meets their requirements for equipment quality control, quality assurance, image superiority, and continuing education for staff and physicians. We are committed to delivering quality patient care and services that our consumers can trust.”
CT scanning — sometimes called 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, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body. 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.