The radiology department at Murray-Calloway County Hospital was awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation in ultrasound as a result of a review by the American College of Radiology.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, and is awarded to facilities that meet ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians in the field.
The evaluation assesses the department in the areas of image quality, personnel qualification, adequacy of department equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation.
At Murray-Calloway, the ultrasound staff has a combined 40-plus years of experience, and were accredited by the ACR in four areas: general ultrasound (abdomen, small parts), vascular ultrasound, OB/GYN ultrasound, and breast ultrasound.
Ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help health care providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical issues.