Prosser Memorial Hospital – a part of Prosser Memorial Health – has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This reaccreditation was awarded following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians, who assessed Prosser Memorial’s image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
CT scanning is a noninvasive medical test that specifically provides clear pictures of bones and particularly soft tissues, which an ordinary X-ray doesn’t show. CT scans assist providers in diagnosing health problems such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease and trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. The accreditation was specifically for head, neck, chest and abdomen testing in adult patients.
“This [American College of Radiology] accreditation for CT reflects our organization’s dedication to providing our patients with top-quality imaging services in a safe environment,” Prosser Memorial CT Technologist Mandy Hibbs, ARRT RT (R) (CT) (BD), said.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.