Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC), in Dothan, Alabama, announced that it has received a 3 year accreditation in MRI from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation was granted following a review process by a panel from the ACR.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive imaging technique that generates images with high quality without using radiation. Therefore, MRI has high safety margin. ACR accreditation recognizes the highest level of image quality and patient safety in the accredited facility. The accreditation is granted to the settings that follow ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards.
A panel from the ACR including board-certified physicians and medical physicists carry out an evaluation process before granting the accreditation. Several criteria are evaluated, such as the quality of images, staff qualifications, quality assurance programs, in addition to the condition of the imaging modalities. The recent ACR accreditation in MRI awarded to SAMC recognizes the high quality imaging services provided to its patients.