Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. To achieve accreditation, SPCH’s Diagnostic Imaging staff and equipment have been rigorously reviewed to ensure that they meet or exceed national quality assurance and safety guidelines for patient care.
This level of accreditation 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. 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. SPCH imaging staff perform approximately 200 MRI exams each month.