Accreditation will ensure patients receive the safe amount of radiation during CT scans so physicians can diagnose and treat various medical conditions in the most accurate way possible.
La Grange — Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography — or CT scan — after a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
Computed tomography is a noninvasive X-ray that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. The scan forms a full three-dimensional computer model of a patient allowing doctors to examine the body one narrow slice at a time and pinpoint specific areas.
“With recent news coverage about high levels of radiation doses, it’s no wonder patients are concerned about dose safety,” said Dr. Yazan Kaakaji, medical director of CT and MRI at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. “This ACR accreditation demonstrates our commitment to patient safety. The excellent team of radiologists and technologists at Adventist La Grange deserve high marks for spearheading this program.”
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.
“Achieving a high-quality diagnostic CT scan helps the hospital in a number of important ways in regards to efficiency, patient care and patient safety,” said Rick Wright, CEO of Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, “This accreditation assures patients that we meet the standards for radiation safety and image quality.”
ACR accreditation assesses the overall quality of a practice, including personnel, equipment, quality activities and ultimately the quality of patient care. The purpose of these programs is to set quality standards for practices and help them continuously improve the quality of care they provide to their patients.
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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Media contact: Sheila Galloro, public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Sheila.Galloro@ahss.org; 630-856-2359