Beebe receives accreditation and renewal for advanced imaging technologies

September 3, 2013

Beebe Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department recently announced that its most sophisticated MRI unit, the 3T digital 16 Channel Philips Ingenia at the Rehoboth campus on John J. Williams Highway has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat 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 to be used for continuous practice improvement.

The 1.5T Intera MRI scanner at the Rehoboth campus was also awarded reaccreditation for an additional three-year period.

Beebe Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Department is a vast network of technologies in the hospital and at outpatient facilities in Rehoboth, Georgetown, Millsboro and Millville. The department employs 105 specially trained technologists and technicians who operate the technology and support physicians and surgeons. Board-certified radiologists who are members of the Beebe Medical Staff read and interpret all images.

Imaging services are being expanded in Georgetown and added in Milton.

When being referred for any imaging services, patients should ask their physician about Beebe Medical Center. Appointments are made by calling 302-645-FAST.

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