Baptist Health Corbin Earns ACR Accreditation in Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

August 11, 2022

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

CORBIN, KY (August 10, 2022) - Baptist Health Corbin has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.

“We believe our patients deserve the best,” stated Dr. Francie Masters, Baptist Health Medical Group Radiology.  William Lay, Director of Radiology Services added, “When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that ACR, an independent, professional medical society, has closely examined our facility and procedures. It means we as an organization care enough about our patients to strive for the highest level of care possible.”

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.

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.