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Five Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers Receive Accreditation From The American College Of Radiology

HOUSTON, TX (April25, 2008)

 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded five Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers with three-year terms of accreditation in modalities including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound as a result of a recent survey.  What does this mean for consumers?  Accreditation by the ACR indicates that a facility meets nationally accepted standards of care.

The following Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers received ACR accreditations:

  • Cy-Fair - CT
  • Katy - MRI
  • Southwest - CT, MRI
  • Texas Medical Center - CT, MRI
  • The Woodlands - CT, MRI and ultrasound

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, VA., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.  Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medial physicists who are experts in the field.  They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.  The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

For more information on Memorial Hermann Imaging Centers or to find a location near you, visit our Web site or call 713.222.CARE (2273).

 

About Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

 

An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading edge technology, and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 19,000 employees, serves Southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann's 14 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a level 1 trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates an air ambulance, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, Wellness Center, chemical dependency treatment center, home health agency, retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org, or call 713.222.CARE.

 

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