Wednesday , 30 July 2014
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Mount Sinai Medical Center earns ACR Ultrasound Acreditation

Mount Sinai Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as a result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems.

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 guidelines and technical standards, after a peerreview evaluation by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The evaluation covers a wide variety of areas, including image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

At Mount Sinai, commitment to patient safety and to meeting the highest standards of care is evident from a long list of accreditations in multiple areas of care and specialties. Mount Sinai Aventura’s diagnostic center, located at 2845 Aventura Boulevard, is the only center in Aventura to be accredited in obstetric ultrasound. In addition, The Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center is also the first and only radiation oncology program in South Florida to earn accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). The ACRASTRO seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. Mount Sinai’s most recent accreditation further demonstrates the institution as a leader in advanced diagnostics and care.