Rapides Regional Medical Center has been awarded a 3-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a non-invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

“Maintaining ACR accreditation ensures that our patients are receiving a level of care that meets stringent standards set by the American College of Radiology,” said Kevin Shows, Rapides Regional Medical Center Director of Radiology and Outpatient Services.

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 Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physician and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation which then provides RRMC with a report that can be used for continuous improvement.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedication to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.