Eden Medical Center First in California Designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
Posted on Oct 14, 2015
Eden Medical Center is the first health care facility in California designated as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ — the highest distinction possible from the American College of Radiology.
Medical imaging is one of the most important tools physicians use to detect disease, diagnose conditions, plan the course of treatment and track progress. Eden Medical Center is home to some of the most advanced imaging technology available, including a 3 Tesla MRI, 128-slice CT scanner and 3D mammography. Imaging can show the development of a fetus in a pregnant woman, the location and stage of a cancerous tumor, or the extent of brain damage in a trauma patient.
“This honor simply confirms what we already know — that our patients receive the best care possible,” said Dr. Mark Goldsmith, medical director of Diagnostic Imaging at Eden. “It goes beyond the award itself, as it is a commitment to meet the most rigorous standards in all facets of diagnostic imaging.”
To become a “Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence,” facilities must obtain ACR accreditation in every imaging modality in which accreditation is offered. The hospital’s Imaging Department must also demonstrate integration into the overall health delivery system. Quality indicators are then used to show how the department affects patient outcomes with a focus on efficiency, safety and quality care.
“Designation as a center of excellence is the pinnacle of medical imaging care,” said Terry Glubka, Eden CEO. “I am proud of the Imaging Center team, not only for this achievement, but most importantly, for the excellent care they provide every day.”
The American College of Radiology
The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
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