Imaging and Radiology Services
The Health System uses PACS (Picture Archive Communication System), the latest imaging technology, at all of our locations to capture, store, retrieve and distribute digital images instead of film. This technology offers several advantages:
- Physicians and radiologists have instant access to the images.
- Digital images can be viewed at any designated computer station within the hospital or at remote locations, such as physician offices via secure web connections.
- Because images are digital, film-related cost and storage issues are eliminated.
American College of RadiologyOur imaging locations are accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
The ACR accredits facilities in: Breast ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), mammography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, and radiation oncology.
When you choose an ACR-accredited facility, you know:
- Your center has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally-accepted standards
- The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments
- The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines
Imaging Services Locations
MRI & Imaging Center