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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on January 15, 2002

Georgetown Memorial Hospital Receives MRI Accreditation

Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) service has been awarded a three year term of accreditation following a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Accreditation is awarded for achievement of high practice standards. Evaluations are conducted by radiologists and physicists who are members of the ACR, and who have special expertise in MRI. The evaluators assess the quality of work being performed as well as the qualifications of the personnel involved. Findings are provided to the ACR’s MRI Accreditation Committee which subsequently makes a comprehensive report to the hospital.

The voluntary accreditation process is detailed, difficult and time consuming.

Currently, there are only 23 accredited MRI facilities in South Carolina.

Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging Department also has an ACR-accredited stereotactic breast biopsy unit. It is one of only six in the state to achieve accreditation. Georgetown Memorial Hospital’s Ultrasound service is one of 21 achieving ACR-accreditation in South Carolina.

The hospital’s Mammography service also is accredited.

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