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Canonsburg General Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Canonsburg Hospital has again 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.

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. 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.

“We are extremely pleased to be awarded a three-year accreditation renewal,” said Marilyn Kovach, Director of Medical Imaging. “We voluntarily go through this comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the ACR so our patients can rest assured that Canonsburg Hospital meets and exceeds standards for patient safety and image quality.”

“The MRI Suite at CGH offers patients a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere,” Terry Wiltrout, President & CEO of Canonsburg Hospital stated. “Utmost care is provided by an experienced technologist that is board certified in Magnetic Resonance Imaging by the American Registry of Radiologic Technology and the radiologists who interpret the scans are board-certified by the American College of Radiology.”

“The hospital is dedicated to providing the best care and services, and the latest imaging capabilities,“ Wiltrout said.

Canonsburg Hospital is offering evening and weekend appointments for MRI examinations; appointments can be made by calling 724.745.3904. 

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American College of Radiology

The ACR 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.  

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