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Imaging Services earns national accreditations

Columbus -   Imaging Services at Columbus Regional Hospital recently earned accreditations in computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound after an extensive review by the American College of Radiology.

Through these accreditations, CRH was also recognized as using "Image Gently" CT protocols. The "Image Gently" campaign was developed by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging and includes protocols for reducing radiation dose when performing imaging and interventional procedures in relation to children.

CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that meet ACR practice guidelines and technical standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Assessment includes image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Imaging Services at Columbus Regional Hospital provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic testing and treatment using the latest in modern equipment and staff expertise to provide non-invasive viewing of soft tissue, blood vessels, and the skeletal system. Diagnostic imaging techniques include x-rays, ultrasound, mammography, PET/CT, CT scans, angiography, nuclear medicine, MRI, vascular lab, and bone densitometry.

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