October 6, 2009
From left, Mary Szymanek, lead CT Technologist; Gerald Joyce, M.D., Chairman, Department of Radiology; Marie Pfister, CT technologist; and Denise Slemmer, CT technologist
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo was recently awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
CT is a diagnostic procedure that uses special x-ray equipment to obtain cross-sectional pictures of the body. The CT computer displays these pictures as detailed images of organs, bones, and other tissues.
ACR awards accreditation to facilities that meet high national standards for quality and service. To be considered for ACR accreditation, Mercy Hospital voluntarily submitted to a rigorous review of all aspects of its CT service.
“We are very proud of our CT team and the services we offer to our patients,” said Mary Szymanek, lead CT Technologist who spearheaded the accreditation process. “Having a nationally-accredited CT program is another way we can assure our patients and physicians of the high quality diagnostic care we deliver each and every day.”
Currently, Mercy Hospital operates a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner and 10-slice CT scanner at its Abbott Road facility.