The American College of Radiology (ACR) has recently awarded the MRI Department at Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Williamsville Diagnostic Center 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 Jason Judd, Chief Technologist of Williamsville Diagnostic Center’s Imaging Department. ‘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.
The Williamsville Diagnostic Center performs all types of MRIs, including, abdomen, pelvic, brain, spine, bones and joints, etc. They have a 1.5 tesla high field strength GE Magnet, which allows for fast high quality imaging.
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.
Pictured left to right: Lori Lownie, Jason Judd, Sandra Aldinger, Maria Neuner, and Kari Schuetz pose with the center’s MRI.