Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Source: Around WellSpan Online
WellSpan Imaging Services of Gettysburg Hospital is the first imaging site in the area to earn accreditation for MRI breast testing by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The accreditation of its MRI breast testing services complements the hospital’s imaging services designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence received in the fall of 2010.
ACR’s Breast Center of Excellence designation recognized the earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
“Being accredited for our MRI breast testing services further supports our designation as a Breast Imaging Center of excellence,” said Chuck Kyle, director of Imaging Services, Gettysburg Hospital.
“It’s a tribute to the efforts of our imaging team and to our commitment to improving services for our patients.”
Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that WellSpan Imaging Services of Gettysburg Hospital have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“We have put a lot of effort into ensuring that our technologies are state-of-the-art and it is great to be rewarded for this work by being recognized by ACR,” said Paul Williams, team leader of MRI services for Gettysburg Hospital.
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 medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.