At Intermountain Medical Imaging, our team of board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists has been providing patients with state-of-the-art imaging for more than 20 years. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which means that your prescribed procedure will be conducted at a facility that has met the highest standards of imaging quality and radiation safety.
What Does It Mean to Be ACR Accredited?
ACR accreditation is the industry gold standard in quality radiological care and diagnostic treatment. Comprised of more than 34,000 physicians, the ACR is the largest and oldest medical imaging accrediting body in the United States.
The ACR utilizes an impartial, third-party peer-review process to rate imaging facilities in four key areas: personnel qualifications, equipment quality, image quality, and patient protections.
Our ACR accreditation means that:
- IMI has voluntarily participated in a rigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
- Our radiologists and technologists meet stringent education and training standards and are highly qualified to perform your imaging examination, interpret images and administer radiation therapy treatments.
- Our equipment is regularly inspected by qualified medical physicists, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
Why Should ACR Accreditation Matter to Patients?
Our ACR accreditation sets IMI apart in several key ways:
- Quality Assurance. One of the single most critical aspects of an imaging examination is image quality. Clarity, detail, orientation, and intensity are crucial factors in enabling physicians to detect, diagnose and treat medical conditions. ACR accreditation means that IMI has been proven to deliver the highest standards of image quality.
- Patient Comfort. Our highly-trained, expert radiologists and technologists will work efficiently and effectively to capture the clear, detailed images your doctor needs while making your care and well-being our top priority.
- Insurance Billing. ACR accreditation is required for outpatient providers to bill Medicare Part B for certain imaging procedures. Accreditation allows us to serve a broader range of patients and to help them avoid costly out-of-pocket expenses.
- Accountability. Through its Notice to Patients, the ACR gives patients a clear, direct way to submit questions, concerns or complaints about a facility, testing process or personnel, ensuring that any issues are quickly, effectively addressed and resolved.
- Excellence. The ACR makes regular recommendations to help accredited facilities continually improve testing safety, efficiency and effectiveness, enabling them to conform with the latest standards set by the medical and scientific communities—and encouraging them to constantly strive to be even better.
To learn more about ACR Accreditation and what it means at IMI, please read our blog, or visit the ACR Web site.