Emory Johns Creek Hospital has received accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for its Vascular Ultrasound imaging services. The accreditation means that:
• The hospital has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards with respect to vascular ultrasound.
• The hospital’s personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret vascular ultrasound images.
• The hospital’s equipment is appropriate for use in performing vascular ultrasound.
• The hospital meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines with regard to vascular ultrasound.
“The designation signifies that we perform continuous quality control — that we are constantly evaluating and maintaining the quality measures we have put in place,” said Douglas Yim, M.D., Director of Interventional Radiology at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. “For patients, this accreditation ensures the quality and accuracy of the vascular ultrasound they’re going to receive and that their diagnosis will be of the highest quality as recognized by the American College of Radiology.”
ACR’s Ultrasound Accreditation Program has rigorous requirements that address a wide spectrum of measures to be evaluated including personnel qualifications, image documentation and quality control, peer review and continuing education. Emory Johns Creek Hospital’s vascular ultrasound accreditation effort was spearheaded by Shirley Fuller, lead ultrasound technologist.
“We, both as a department and as Emory Johns Creek Hospital, are extremely proud of this milestone,” said Leonel A. Vasquez, M.D., Chief of Radiology Services and Division Director of Community Radiology Specialists. “The department of radiology and imaging sciences is committed to providing service excellence and continues to strive for quality improvement.”