Canton-Potsdam Hospital's MRI re-accredited
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:05 pm

MRI Technologists James Gerber and Valerie Cameron show their certificate of re-accreditation.

POTSDAM -- Canton-Potsdam Hospital was recently awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after a 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 gold seal 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 then reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report it can use for improvement.