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Accreditation by the American College of Radiology

Since 1987, the American College of Radiology‘s accreditation programs have helped certify over 35,000 facilities in ten different imaging modalities. By providing rigorous certification standards, the ACR continues to lead the way by ensuring the highest of quality for consumers and professionals in the field of radiology.

Learn more about the nine imaging modalities currently accredited by the ACR:

  • Breast MRI: Includes peer reviews with constructive feedback regarding staff qualifications and equipment, quality control and assurance, magnetic resonance safety policies and image quality.
  • Breast Ultrasound: Includes peer reviews with constructive feedback regarding staff qualifications and equipment, quality control and assurance, needle placement accuracy and image quality.
  • Computed Tomography: Required accreditation for providers who bill for Breast MRI, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET (Part B of MPFS). Includes phantom and clinical images submission, scanning protocols and dose measurements.
  • Mammography: Required accreditation for all United States facilities. Includes peer reviews with constructive feedback regarding staff qualifications and equipment, quality control and assurance, image quality and dose.
  • MRI: Required accreditation for providers who bill for Breast MRI, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET (Part B of MPFS). Includes evaluation of staff qualifications and quality control, magnetic resonance safety policies and image quality.
  • Nuclear Medicine and PET: Required accreditation for providers who bill for Breast MRI, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET (Part B of MPFS). Includes acquisition of phantom and clinical images with corresponding data for each unit.
  • Radiation Oncology: Includes assessment of equipment and staff, treatment planning and records, quality control activities and patient safety; third-party impartial peer review with evaluation of patient care provided by ROPA.
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy: Includes peer reviews with constructive feedback regarding staff qualifications and equipment, quality control and assurance, needle placement accuracy, image quality and dose.
  • Ultrasound: Includes acquisition of clinical images, submission of physician reports which correspond to the submitted clinical images, and quality control documentation.

With the ACR updated application process, approval time has been cut in half and accreditation can now be completed within 90 days of submission.

Should you need assistance with your facility’s accreditation process, please contact us at Radiation Services, Inc.