ACR Accreditation

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ACR Accreditation

Here’s a way to obtain advanced imaging accreditation to help minimize the impact the accreditation process has on your staff and patient imaging time. This offering comes just in time to meet the January 1, 2012 accreditation requirement (if applicable to your organization).

Advanced Imaging Support

Accreditation is tough. We make it easier.

In collaboration with West Physics Consulting, GE Healthcare can provide comprehensive American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation support for hospitals and outpatient facilities nationwide. Our advanced capabilities can help you achieve accreditation for both GE and non-GE imaging systems – and then reliably maintain it. We can help you meet ACR requirements for:

  • Clinical image quality
  • Phantom image quality
  • Yearly medical physicist review
  • Personnel qualifications
  • Site quality control measures

ACR accreditation is a rigorous process that can take months of diligent work. We’ll guide you through it efficiently – and successfully – while you stay focused on delivering quality care. We are so confident in our service that we will guarantee if you follow the recommended process and image submission you will pass ACR.1 If not, we will pay the resubmission fee and repeat the needed support at no charge.

1. Guarantee dependent on customer meeting customer responsibilities set forth in GE Healthcare standard terms related to such program.

Ultrasound Support

Ultrasound accreditation support through a new quality assurance program

The Quality Assurance (QA) Program covers the equipment performance and image quality system checks specified by the American College of Radiology and other accrediting bodies. The Quality Assurance Program (QA) offers Equipment Quality Checks (EQC) and Image Quality Checks (IQC) on-site with periodic evaluations. EQCs verify system performance, routine maintenance and include baseline image control of transducers associated with a system. IQCs provide periodic transducer image tracking inspection and documentation.

What do QA Program participants receive?

Those purchasing the QA Program receive documentation of EQCs and IQCs, performed by GE ultrasound field engineers. The goal is to provide you with easy access to multiple years of data and documentation. Participants receive the following:

  • Archival of phantom images stored on a DVD
  • Hard copy/e-copies of system inspection check list
  • Hard copy/e-copies of image quality checks
  • Auto scheduling of periodic QA evaluations
  • An accreditation portfolio for storing service documentsand required images

The QA Program is available to most ultrasound users. Contract customers will be able to increase coverage to meet their required accreditation standards. Customers currently not under a GE service contract, or using non-GE equipment, can still participate.


Offerings

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Imaging ACR Sell Sheet

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  • Date Created: 10/25/2011
  • Document ID: DOC0862961