Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, FL – Medical Center of Trinity announces that it has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in breast MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology’s Committee on breast MRI accreditation. Medical Center of Trinity’s 2011 General Electric unit was approved and accredited for a period of three years. The American College of Radiology (ACR) stated that Medical Center of Trinity met all the testing criteria established by the ACR Committee on Breast MRI Accreditations. Standardized scoring procedures were used in the review of all images and data submitted for evaluation. To receive accreditation the clinical cases must be passed by two radiologist reviewers in order to receive accreditation. During the review the following image quality categories were scored for each case: pulse sequences and image contrast, positioning and anatomic coverage, artifacts, spatial and temporal resolution and exam identification.
The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Reston, Virginia, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer review of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the fields. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the hospital with a comprehensive report.
The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.