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BRMC earns ultrasound accreditation

Posted on: 03/07/2016

printed in the Bradford Era - 3/8/16

Bradford Regional Medical Center, member hospital of Upper Allegheny Health System, has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in OB/GYN, general and vascular ultrasound as the result of an extensive 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 parameters and technical standards, following 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 ultrasound department at BRMC has been accredited for the past 12 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to quality,” said Tina George, manager, imagining services at BRMC. “The four ultrasound technicians have 76 years of combined experience.”

 

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

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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