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Grand Itasca Earns ACR Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

3/6/2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine, also known as molecular imaging, uses a gamma camera to take detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level. Different from other diagnostic imaging procedures, such as mammography which takes pictures of physical structure, molecular imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and measures its chemical and biological processes.

 

Grand Rapids, MN – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine, also known as molecular imaging, uses a gamma camera to take detailed pictures of what is happening inside the body at the molecular and cellular level. Different from other diagnostic imaging procedures, such as mammography which takes pictures of physical structure, molecular imaging allows physicians to see how the body is functioning and measures its chemical and biological processes.

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, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The highest levels of image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs must be met in order for the facility to receive the accreditation.

“We are so pleased to by recognized by the ACR. Our Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Tena Wolf, CNMT, and the rest of the Nuclear Medicine team, worked very hard to earn this accreditation. We’re very proud of this accomplishment and to be providing the gold standard in care to our patients,” says Jeanette Olson, Radiology Manager.


Pictured with the ACR nuclear medicine accreditation certificate are (back row) Kim Morse, RT(R)(M) and Tena Wolf, CNMT; (front row) Dr. Rebecca Kuntz, Radiologist and Jeanette Olson, RT(R)(M).