Marion General Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation
in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and breast ultrasound as the result
of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical
test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal
body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions.
Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures
of the breast.
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 ACR is a professional medical society serving 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.
When you see the gold seal of accreditation, you can rest assured that
the facility will meet the highest level of patient safety standards and
image quality. Why? Because it means that the facility and its personnel
have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status
by the ACR.