Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (November 13, 2012) – Lake Norman Regional Medical Center (LNRMC) has once again earned the American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal of Accreditation for Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy.  The accreditation, renewed until 2015, affirms LNRMC’s commitment to providing the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions.  Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.

The ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation 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.  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.

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.