Mountain Vista Medical Center Receives CT Accreditation from the American College of Radiology
MESA – Mountain Vista Medical Center’s Imaging Department has once again been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as a result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This is the fifth consecutive CT ACR accreditation for Mountain Vista’s Imaging Department.
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 proud to receive this accreditation once again. ACR accreditation is basically the gold star for radiology,” said Deb Nordyk, Steward Health Care Arizona Region Director of Imaging. “Our patients can be assured when they come to Mountain Vista Medical Center that they are receiving the highest quality of imaging.”
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Mountain Vista has a state-of-the-art radiography suite offering a full range of imaging services including CT, X-Ray, MRI, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound.