American College of Radiology renews Eastern Radiologists breast MRI accreditation

Published 2:59 pm Sunday, September 3, 2017

From Eastern Radiologists


GREENVILLE — Greenville MRI has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on the breast as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 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.

Eastern Radiologists continues to provide high quality imaging and interpretation. We are especially pleased to be recertified specifically for MRI of the Breast. With Greenville MRI and the Breast Imaging Center in the same building, the continuity of care is seamless for patients needing anatomical imaging. Patients with very dense breast tissue can benefit greatly from breast MRI.

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 Parameters 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The college serves more than 37,000 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.

Eastern Radiologists is a multispecialty diagnostic imaging and interventional radiology practice, serving patients in 13 hospitals and six outpatient facilities throughout eastern North Carolina. Our team consists of more than 50 board certified physicians, many of whom have fellowship training, as well as certificates of additional qualification in a radiology sub-specialty. Since 1954, Eastern Radiologists has provided advanced radiology services while emphasizing responsive and personalized patient care. Our outpatient facilities include: Eastern Radiologists Greenville MRI, Eastern Radiologists Breast Imaging Center, Eastern Radiologists Interventional Radiology, Eastern Radiologists Doctors Park, Eastern Radiologists Kinston and Eastern Radiologists Washington.