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UMC receives ACR Accreditation & Gold Seal Award

UMC receives ACR Accreditation & Gold Seal Award
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Positively El Paso
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 11:12am

University Medical Center has again been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

Ultrasound imaging is a non-invasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts. 

Breast ultrasound produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast. It helps physicians diagnose and better treat breast disease.

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 all assessed during the on-site survey. 

The findings are then 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 36,000 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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