The only MRI center on the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast with Breast MRI accreditation
The MRI Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.
Are you concerned about exposure to radiation?
With recent news coverage about radiation dose, it’s no wonder that patients are concerned about radiation dose safety. Look for the ACR gold seal and put your mind at ease. 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 American College of Radiology (ACR). 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.
When you see the ACR gold seal, you know that the:
- Facility has undergone a rigorous review process and meets nationally accepted standards of care
- Personnel are well qualified to perform your procedure and interpret your medical images
- Equipment is assessed by a medical imaging expert who verifies that it functions properly, takes optimal images and utilizes appropriate radiation dose levels
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.
To learn more about radiation safety and procedures, visit www.radiologyinfo.org.