Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Pictured (front from left) MRI Technologists Kim Dellisanti, Katie Callahan, Julie Koegle; (back from left) Dr. William Ferber, Fisher-Titus Chief of Imaging Services, Angie Fitch, Lead MRI Technologist and Karen Darr, Imaging Services Director.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
“This accreditation is a great achievement for Fisher-Titus,” said Dr. William Ferber, Fisher-Titus Chief of Imaging Services. “The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.”
Fisher-Titus Medical Center offers a 1.5 Tesla Open Bore MRI system. Fisher-Titus also has additional technology so that MRI breast exams could be performed.
“From orthopedic and sports-related injuries to breast cancer testing, MRI images offer superb quality that may be used for a wide range of medical needs –– and aid our radiologists in making quicker, more accurate diagnoses,” Dr. Ferber said.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
About Imaging Services:
From simple fractures to complex diagnostic procedures, Fisher-Titus Medical Center’s Imaging Services Department offers patients state-of- the-art imaging technology including Computer Tomography (CT) scanning, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), a nuclear medicine camera, digital mammography, breast MRI and wireless digital X-rays. Patients can rest assured of the highest quality of services as evidenced by the department’s numerous accreditations. Fisher-Titus is accredited by the American College of Radiology in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 3-D digital mammography, nuclear medicine and CT. In addition, the facility is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) for high level of patient care and quality ultrasound testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.
For more information, visit fishertitus.org/imaging-services.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.