AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY
The 30,000 members of the American College of Radiology include radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists. For over three quarters of a century, the ACR has devoted its resources to making imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
The ACR accredits facilities in: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), breast ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.
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 perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
Associate Chief of Radiology