Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital is the only hospital in Katy to be awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The hospital was awarded its first ACR ultrasound accreditation in 2008.
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.
“I am so proud of our ultrasound staff,” said Steve Dinwiddie, director of imaging services at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. “This is our second time to receive ACR accreditation in ultrasound. We scored a perfect 100 percent during the extensive evaluation, which illustrates the high-quality service our ultrasound department provides.”
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. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
For more information on Memorial Hermann Katy, visit memorialhermann.org or call 713-222-CARE (2273).
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