Belton Regional Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s largest 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, which represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards following 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 practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“Belton Regional Medical Center is proud to be a leader in healthcare quality by achieving CT accreditation,” says Todd Krass, Chief Executive Officer of Belton Regional Medical Center. “This highest level of imaging quality provides our physicians with the tools they need in diagnosing and managing treatment plans for their patients.”

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.

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