Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has once again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). TGMC also hold accreditations from the ACR in mammography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and PET/CT.
TGMC recently installed a 1.5 Tesla Discovery MRI system. 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. TGMC uses a Revolution Cat Scan system for CT which is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. TGMC was awarded this distinction by 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.
“TGMC is pleased to once again earn the ACR gold seal for MRI and CT,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO. “Our dedicated physicians and staff work hard to provide quality, state-of-the-art radiology services to our patients and it is an honor to receive this national recognition.
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