March 13, 2009
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recently awarded Mercy Hospital of Buffalo’s MRI Department with a three-year accreditation for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The ACR accreditation recognizes that the hospital’s MRI service has undergone a rigorous review process and meets nationally accepted standards of care.
“Receiving MRI accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing high quality, patient-centered care,” said Peggy Jetter, Director of Mercy Hospital’s Imaging Services. ‘This designation also provides further assurance and peace of mind for our patients that our MRI service delivers exceptional quality care.”
Magnetic Resonance Imaging, commonly referred to as MRI, is a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that takes pictures of the body’s interior using a powerful magnet combined with radio waves to construct detailed images of various tissues inside a person’s body.
Accreditation is awarded following an in-depth review of facilities, equipment and staff qualifications by an ACR panel consisting of board certified physicians and medical physicists. ACR is a national organization that focuses on medical imaging, radiation oncology, and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.