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Advanced Medical Imaging Passed Accreditation

October 28, 2009

Mammographic Program at Advanced Medical Imaging Receives Highest Recommendation from American College of Radiology

The mammography program at Advanced Medical Imaging, a joint venture of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital and the physicians of Intercity Radiology, recently passed an accreditation inspection from the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR requires submission of images and reports that demonstrate adherence to strict quality measures every three years. Additionally, the ACR must perform onsite random inspections on a percentage of all mammography facilities. In August, Advanced Medical Imaging participated in an onsite inspection with a team of specialists from the ACR and received exemplary marks. "Inspection results at Advanced Medical Imaging reflect the strong commitment on the part of the radiologists, the hospital and the technologists to provide the best possible care in the field of mammography," says Richard Wallace, MD, Intercity Radiology partner and mammography program medical director.

Courtney Funk, director of Advanced Medical Imaging and practice administrator for Intercity Radiology, PC, reports that the facility not only met quality and safety standards set by the American College of Radiology, but exceeded standards and expectations in image quality and the expertise of staff and its medical director. "The inspection team was so impressed with Dr. Wallace’s high standards and commitment to quality they invited his participation in reviewing other sites across the nation," said Funk.

The chief radiologist inspector from the ACR says images performed by Advanced Medical Imaging on a day-to-day basis were some of the highest quality images seen in the nation. “Overall it was an incredible experience and so rewarding to be recognized by such a prestigious national organization,” Funk reports.

Wallace credits Heather Rinehart, RT(R), Women's Imaging supervisor, and Kandy Johnson, RT(R), breast ultrasound coordinator, along with all the technologists for their attention to detail, care for patients and the passion for their specialty. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear directly from our peers at the ACR that our technologists and our team in general is doing such an excellent job,” he says.
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