The NeuroMedical Center Clinic’s Imaging Center Earns Sixth Straight ACR ‘Gold Seal of Accreditation’
The NeuroMedical Center Clinic (NMCC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR ‘Gold Seal of Accreditation’ represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, and has been awarded to NMCC’s Imaging Center six straight times since 1999.
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after intense evaluation by board-certified neuroradiologists and experts in the field. Accreditation signifies a facility’s commitment to performing quality imaging studies, from the utilization of exceptional medical imaging technology to the employment of well-qualified and experienced personnel.
“The NeuroMedical Center is extremely proud of our Imaging team for their continued dedication to achieving excellence in their field, and for consistently offering our patients the level of care they deserve,” said Nancy M. Kelly, Chief Executive Officer of The NeuroMedical Center Clinic. “Earning the Gold Seal of Accreditation for 18 straight years is a tremendous accomplishment, and it is our pledge to keep delivering this level of quality, innovation, and patient safety now and for years to come.”
MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. The NeuroMedical Center performs nearly 10,000 MRI scans every year utilizing one of Louisiana’s only 3T MRI scanners, and a sister 1.5T scanner. The 3T technology is 10 to15 times the strength of most low field or open MRI scanners and is capable of yielding some of the highest quality imaging studies currently available.
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our Imaging Center, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets the standards of image quality and safety.
To achieve the ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation, our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It’s important for patients to know that every aspect of ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert, radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
Our facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally accepted standards of care.
Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines
What does the gold seal mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal on display at our facility you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. Our facility and our personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.