KRMC accreditated for all diagnostic imaging services

KINGMAN - Kingman Regional Medical Center has achieved separate accreditations from the American College of Radiology for its MRI, CT, ultrasound, mammography, PET, computed tomography and nuclear medicine services.

ACR accreditation means that KRMC has passed a rigorous review process and meets stringent national standards for diagnostic imaging. More and more insurance companies are requiring ACR accreditation for reimbursement of imaging procedures.

KRMC is the first hospital in Arizona to receive accreditation for all its imaging modalities. The ACR accredits different diagnostic imaging services separately. It can be common for hospitals to be ACR accredited in a few modalities; but it's more rare to be accredited in all of them.

The ACR accreditation process involves a stringent peer-review evaluation. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field conduct the evaluations. They assess the qualifications of imaging personnel; the capabilities of the imaging equipment; and the quality of imaging output. They report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation.

The accreditation process can sometimes take several rounds of review and corrective action.

However, according to Bill Crome, director of KRMC's Imaging Services Department, "Our equipment, staff, and imaging quality met ACR's tough standards from the onset, so in most every case, we received accreditation the first time we tried."

KRMC has invested millions of dollars in advanced imaging technologies for assessing and diagnosing patient conditions more accurately and quickly than ever before.

Now, in receiving ACR accreditation, patients and their physicians can be assured that KRMC provides only the highest quality imaging services.