Paris, TN — Henry County Diagnostic Center has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by 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. MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
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 after 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement. .
“This accreditation reaffirms the dedication and commitment to excellence by the partners and physicians at our facility and is why we are considered a Diagnostic Center of Excellence,” says Joe Gwaltney, Director of Imaging.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
The Henry County Diagnostic Center is a 10,000 square foot facility which integrates state-of-the-art technology with convenience, comfort and communication to ensure that patients have the best experience possible. This technically advanced Imaging facility is a place where our exceptional Radiologists read images from the most advanced digital imaging equipment available. This means that images are viewed electronically rather than on traditional film.
Digital imaging provides clearer, more detailed images. Patients are now able to have their outpatient exams done in a timely manner with easy access thanks to a patient drop off and close parking.
Services offered at the facility include:
- CT Scan
- Diagnostic X-Ray
- Pre-admission Testing
- Specialized Women’s Imaging
- Diagnostic Mammography
- Screening Mammography
- 3D Tomosynthesis
- Breast Ultrasound
- CAD: Computer-aided
- Bone Densitometry Detection
The Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology, The Joint Commission, and certified by the FDA. The Center is recognized as a Diagnostic Center of Excellence. All Radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology.
Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit in. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org