Accreditations

American College of Radiology Accreditation

In 2004, Monmouth Medical Center was awarded a three-year accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for its16-Slice CT Scanner – the first accreditation of this advanced CT technology in New Jersey.

In 2003, Monmouth Medical Center became the first hospital in New Jerseyto gain accreditation from the American College of Radiology that recognizes the safety and appropriateness of its computed tomography (CT) scan use.

Through this achievement, Monmouth joined just 60 hospitals nationwide that have achieved this accreditation, which was developed by the American College of Radiology (ACR) out of concerns about the excessive use of CT procedures, as well as in response to the widespread report of excessive radiation doses in pediatric CT procedures. The ACR implemented this new CT accreditation program in late 2002 to evaluate facilities in several categories, including the qualifications of the radiologists, technologists, and physicists, equipment performance, effectiveness of quality control programs and quality of clinical images and radiation doses.

In 2002, Monmouth Medical Center achieved accreditation from the American College of Radiology for performance of its state-of-the-art magnetic resonance imaging system — a distinction achieved less than a year after Monmouth introduced the breakthrough technology.

To earn this three-year status, Monmouth successfully completed an accreditation process by the Reston, Va.-based organization that included the evaluation of personnel qualifications, equipment performance, effectiveness of quality control measures and the quality of clinical images.

Radiology at Monmouth also holds accreditation in Ultrasound and its Breast Center is accredited in Mammography, Ultrasound, and Stereotactic Biopsy.

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