Grays Harbor Community Hospital has received a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, hospital spokeswoman Nancee Long said.
MRI is used to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
“The gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety,” said Long. “It is awarded only to facilities meeting American College of Radiology 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.