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.
“We are very happy to have earned the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation,” said Lori Pietig, Director of Radiology at St. Anthony. “The ACR accreditation process reviews the qualifications of our radiologist, technologist, and equipment image quality assuring that each exam we perform is done to the highest of standards.”
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in St. Anthony Radiology, you can be sure that you are in a facility that has met and will continue to meet standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.
“St. Anthony undertook a vigorous review process to ensure that nationally-accepted standards of care are met,” said St. Anthony President and CEO, Ed Smith. “We’ve always had outstanding staff and equipment and this validates our high standards of care for patients.”
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 the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
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