East Texas Medical Center Tyler has been awarded a three-year
term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) at the ETMC
Olympic Plaza location as the result of a recent review by the
American College of Radiology (ACR).
CT scanning - sometimes called CAT scanning - is a noninvasive
medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments
for various medical conditions.
"We are very pleased to receive this accreditation," said Bill
Tobin, ETMC director of radiology. "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 Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review
evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who
are experts in the field," Tobin said. 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 they
can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ETMC South Broadway CT has also been accredited.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more
than 36,000 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