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High Point Regional Earns ACR Accreditation for Computed Tomography (CT)

1/25/2011

HIGH POINT, N.C.- The Imaging Department at High Point Regional Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

"This accreditation represents a tremendous amount of work and attention to detail by our imaging staff," said Diane Connell, director of Imaging Services, High Point Regional Hospital.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation signifies the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

"It's a big deal," said William Jordan, manager, Imaging and Radiation Oncology, High Point Regional Hospital. " dedicated effort is given to ensure our standards match those of this prestigious accrediting organization, and we feel great knowing we have now accomplished this goal."


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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

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