Blake Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department Awarded Three Year Accreditation
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March 19, 2012
Bradenton, FL – Blake Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department has been awarded a three-year 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 accreditations represents Blake Medical Center’s commitment to clinical excellence through high quality practice standards,” says Robert Stouffer, Director of Diagnostic Imaging & Radiology. “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, safe patient care that our consumers can trust.”
CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a non-invasive imaging procedure 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, injected into 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 non-invasive imaging procedure that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.