Mercy Philadelphia Earns ACR Accreditation for CT Program
West Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2019): Mercy Philadelphia has been awarded a three-year accreditation in Computed Tomography by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure that uses special X-ray equipment to create detailed pictures, or scans, of areas inside the body. It also is known as computerized tomography or computerized axial tomography (CAT). These procedures are commonly referred to as “CT scans” or “CAT scans.”
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 so proud of the commitment and professionalism of our CT colleagues in providing exceptional care to our patients and the community,” said Jeffry I. Komins, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Mercy Philadelphia and Mercy Fitzgerald. “We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious accreditation from the American College of Radiology.”