Hannibal Regional Hospital’s Medical Imaging Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Nuclear Medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear Medicine is a noninvasive diagnostic tool that uses a radiopharmaceutical to capture images that helps physicians identify disease and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
“We are fortunate to have excellent Radiologists and Technologists in our Medical Imaging Department here at Hannibal Regional Hospital,” said Gloria Barber, Director - Medical Imaging. “This newest accreditation demonstrates the hospital’s continuing commitment to our community and patient satisfaction through the use of a highly qualified team that provides excellent care to our patients.”
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting stringent 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 reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The Medical Imaging Department at HRH is also accredited in Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Mammography and Ultrasound. For more information about the capabilities and imaging technologies available at Hannibal Regional Hospital, go to hrhonline.org/imaging
or call 573-248-1300.