American College of Radiology
The American College of Radiology accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in our industry. The ACR sets a standard in radiology through quality control, safety and image quality. The ACR process verifies that our facilities meet the requirements for equipment, medical personnel and quality assurance. With this accreditation, Premier Imaging demonstrates to patients, payers and referring physicians our commitment to providing the safest and best quality care possible.
What ACR Accreditation Means
ACR awards accreditation to facilities for “the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice”. Facilities seeking accreditation are evaluated by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists that are experts in their respective fields.
Some things that ACR evaluates when determining whether or not to accredit a facility are: personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
What ACR accredited means for patients?
Not all facilities are ACR accredited, and most patients are unaware of what the accreditation means. If you’re seeking care from a facility that is ACR accredited as opposed to one that is not, you can feel confident knowing these three things:
- Your hospital, clinic, or health center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to preform and interpret your medical images and administer radiation therapy treatment.
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.