Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson Earns Computed Tomography Accreditation
06/23/2011

BURLESON, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Outpatient Center Burleson was recently awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) from the American College of Radiation. CT scanning is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat various medical conditions.

The accreditation means the facility has met rigorous standards for patient safety and image quality set by the American College of Radiation. It is awarded based on the achievement of high practice standards and 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.

“This accreditation is the gold standard for CT imaging, affirming to our patients and referring physicians that our CT scans are of the highest quality and safely performed by minimizing the amount of radiation exposure,” said Lance Tahmahkera, manager of Texas Health Burleson’s radiology department.

The facility’s imaging department also participates in the “Image Gently” campaign created by the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Radiology. The program’s goal is to raise awareness for the need to image pediatric patients with the least amount of radiation as possible. Parents are given a medical imaging record similar to an immunization record that keeps track of the radiation dose their child received.

The American College of Radiation is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists.

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