Fisher-Titus Medical Center earns three-year accreditation in CT
Submitted by JOHNNA YOUNG
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
NORWALK — Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a non- invasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
“We are honored to achieve this accreditation,” said Dr. William Ferber, Fisher-Titus Chief of Imaging Services. “The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.”
Fisher-Titus has a state-of-the-art 128-slice CT scanner, which was introduced in Imaging Services in 2016, that provides improved image quality and faster speeds.
“The 128-slice CT enables fast and confident diagnosis, especially in examining patients with acute chest pain, abdominal pain, and suspicions of stroke,” Ferber said.
This 128-slice scanner introduces several innovative features providing the means to minimize dose and take best care of our patients’ well-being.”
The scanner also offers patient low- dose CT screenings for lung cancer. “While these screenings were available with our former 64-slice scanner, the increased speed and image quality of this new scanner offers patients and their physicians an even greater chance at detecting this disease at its earliest stages using even lower doses of radiation,” said Ferber.
“We also like that the scanner’s automated technology allows the technologist to spend less time at the machine and more time with the patient,” said Karen Darr, Director of Imaging Services.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation 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.
Johnna Young is senior public relations specialist for Fisher-Titus Medical Center, 272 Benedict Ave., Norwalk. For information, call 419- 660-2696, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit fishertitus.org
Fisher-Titus Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accredita – tion in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Pictured are Dr. William L. Ferber (left), Fisher-Titus Chief of Imaging Services; Michelle Munroe, radiology/CT technologist; Lisa Freeman, radiology/CT technologist; Karen Darr, director, imaging services; Chelsea Ows – ley, radiology/CT technologist and Sara Bilton, radiology/CT technologist.