Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics sites located in Exeter and Dover, NH have been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in MRI in the area(s) of Musculoskeletal MRI. This latest accreditation awarded to Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in MRI.
Accreditation by IAC indicates that Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an extremely useful diagnostic imaging tool, performed on an estimated 10 million patients annually in the United States, enabling interpreting physicians to visualize the structure and function of the body. As it provides detailed images of the soft tissue of the body, MRI is especially helpful in diagnosing related neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and oncological conditions.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on MRI. The training and experience of the technologist performing the procedure, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a dedication to continuous improvement.