Accreditations given for imaging devices

St. Vincent Jennings Hospital recently was awarded two three-year term accreditations in magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, according to a news release from the North Vernon hospital.

Both imaging devices are noninvasive medical tests that produce images of specific areas of the body to help physicians diagnose and tailor treatments to help patients with a range of medical conditions.

The American College of Radiology gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting practice guidelines 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 American College of Radiology is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

St.Vincent Jennings Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving the residents of Jennings County and the surrounding communities.

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