The Medical Center at Caverna 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.
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 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.
“Achieving ACR accreditation in CT speaks to the dedication of our diagnostic imaging staff at The Medical Center at Caverna to provide the highest quality service for our patients,” said Alan Alexander, Vice President/Administrator of The Medical Center at Caverna which recently upgraded its diagnostic imaging services with a 64-slice GE Revolution EVO CT Scanner. “Enhancing our diagnostic capabilities with our new CT scanner and obtaining accreditation demonstrates our commitment to Hart, Barren, Edmonson and Metcalfe counties to improve and expand services that allow residents to feel confident in staying close to home for diagnostic imaging.”
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.
The Medical Center at Caverna also accredited in Mammography by the ACR. Located in Horse Cave, Kentucky, The Medical Center at Caverna is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a dedicated diagnostic imaging department and fully-staffed, 24/7 emergency room. A wide range of quality healthcare serves through specialized clinics are also offered. Learn more at MedCenterHealth.org/Caverna.