Forrest General 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 highly accurate medical test that uses cross-sectional 2D and 3D images to help physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
While this accreditation focuses on one type of radiology test, this recognition by the ACR further demonstrates Forrest General’s commitment to provide quality comprehensive radiology services for the Pine Belt.
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 Guidelines 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.
“Forrest General has received ACR accreditation for mammography, MRI, ultrasound and radiation oncology in recent years, and this CT accreditation is further testament to our ongoing work to provide the best services available,” said Radiology Service Line Administrator Joe Marcello. “Receiving ACR accreditation for radiology services is an important demonstration of Forrest General’s commitment to our WE C.A.R.E. mission and vision for each and every patient. Knowing that our staff and facility has passed the ACR’s rigorous evaluation provides patients and physicians with the confidence that Forrest General is the best choice for radiology services in our area.”
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.