Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning—sometimes called CAT scanning—is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
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 hospital with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
“This benchmark represents the hospital’s ability to meet the highest standards of both image quality and patient safety,” says Belton Research Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Todd Krass. “ACR accreditation is another example of Belton Research Medical Center’s commitment to providing our patients and their families with high-quality care.”
“Belton Research Medical Center has made significant investment in our diagnostic equipment, bringing the latest technology to our patients, says Belton Regional Medical Center Imaging Director Joy Sandborn. “With bringing in a new 128-slice CT scanner less than a year ago, earning this accreditation further shows our continued dedication to providing the best patient care possible.”
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.
For more information on Belton Regional Medical Center and its spectrum of services, visit beltonregionalmedicalcenter.com.