HMH radiology receives ACR accreditation in CT Services

Harrison Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Computed Tomography (CT) Services as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). 

A CT scan is specialized medical imaging that uses a computer linked to an x-ray machine to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body. The pictures are taken from different angles and are used to create 3-dimensional (3-D) views of tissues and organs. 

The program is accredited for the Fujifilm Healthcare Americas’ SCENARIA View 128-CT Scanner and GE 64-Slice CT Scanner. The CT services have been accredited since 2005 and are re-accredited every three years. 

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 healthcare services. 

“The ACR Accreditation in CT services signifies that our facility provides an essential service to our community at the highest standards,” says Kathy Tussey, HMH Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer. “I want to commend the staff who work diligently on obtaining the accreditation as well as providing excellent patient care.”

The HMH Radiology Department plays a critical role in the accurate imaging, reading of images and diagnosis of patients, by offering a full range of services for both adults and pediatrics. The department is staffed by experienced radiologists, as well as radiology technologists. All radiology technologists are certified and licensed in his or her field of practice. 

To learn more about our radiology department, visit the HMH website at or, contact the department directly at (859) 235-3559.