|Some of Hamilton’s full-time CT technologists are pictured. In the front, from left, are Crissy Lively, Lisa Redmond and Jennifer Middlebrooks. In the back are Jamie Bryant and Bradley Burgess. Gerri Haley, Tiffany Martin, Sara Royal and Travis Coffee are not pictured.|
DALTON, Ga. – Hamilton Medical Center and Hamilton Diagnostics
Center have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in
computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the
American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT
scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose
and tailor treatments for various 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.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.
All full-time CT technologists in Hamilton Medical Center’s Imaging Department are registered in computed tomography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.