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August 2, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) for adults and pediatrics 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 guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The evaluation assesses image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the organization with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

CRMC’s Imaging Services include computed tomography (CT), MRI, diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, bone densitometry, CT / MRI angiography and more. CRMC provides Board-certified radiologists, CT-certified staff technologists and specially-trained registered nurses during scheduled hours. Imaging Services appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. by calling 845-794-3300, ext. 2225 or 2226.