Special to Iredell Free News
Iredell Imaging at Mooresville has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and mammography from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
CT scanning, sometimes called CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions. You may need a CT scan to check for injuries, tumors, signs of stroke, or to examine organs and bones.
Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems. Ultrasounds are common in pregnancy as this test uses sound waves to create pictures of your baby.
Iredell Imaging also received accreditation in mammography. Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
“With ACR accreditation, we can demonstrate to our patients, payers, and referring physicians that we are committed to providing the safest and highest quality of care possible,” said Ross Peele, Imaging Supervisor for the center.
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.
To earn this voluntary accreditation, Iredell Imaging went through a vigorous review process to ensure it meets nationally-accepted standards of care. The imaging center received a peer-review evaluation from board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality control procedures, quality assurance, and efforts in continuous improvement were assessed during the evaluation.
This accreditation also confirms that Iredell Imaging is committed to using the newest techniques and the lowest possible radiation doses to obtain the best quality images and assist in clinical diagnoses and treatments.
Iredell Imaging at Mooresville is a community-centered imaging facility, ready to contribute to the improved health of the community.
“Here at Iredell Imaging, the patients are our neighbors and friends. We treat them like the family they are, and we strive to give them the best possible care that an organization can give,” said Peele.
Iredell Imaging at Mooresville is located on the first floor of Iredell Mooresville in Suite C. If you would like to receive your imaging studies at Iredell’s new facility, speak with your physician about a referral. To learn more, please call the imaging center at 704-360-6460.
About Iredell Health System
Iredell Health System includes Iredell Memorial Hospital; Iredell Mooresville; Iredell Home Health; Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center; Community and Corporate Wellness; Occupational Medicine; the Iredell Physician Network and more. Iredell Memorial Hospital is the largest and only nonprofit hospital in Iredell County. The comprehensive healthcare facility has 247 beds; more than 1,700 employees; and has 260 physicians representing various specialties. Centers of excellence include Women’s and Children’s; Cardiovascular; Cancer; Surgical Services and Wellness & Prevention. The Health System’s newest campus, Iredell Mooresville, is home to the area’s only 24-hour urgent care facility, as well as an ambulatory surgery center, imaging center, rehabilitation services, and physician practices. The mission of Iredell Health System is to inspire wellbeing. For a comprehensive list of services and programs, visit www.iredellhealth.org.