The American College of Radiology has recognized Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, the first organization in the Midwest and eighth in the United States to win this honor.
According to the ACR, the DICOE achievement goes beyond accreditation to represent the pinnacle of medical imaging quality. The intensive review process involves a comprehensive assessment of the enterprise’s entire medical imaging structure and outcomes, as well as validation of excellence among staff, technology, and policies and procedures.
“This is an extremely positive and significant advance in radiology, not only for the nation’s 36,000 imaging professionals in hospitals and free-standing imaging centers, but most importantly for patients,” said Dr. Charles Marn, radiologist and chair of the quality assurance committee for the Froedtert Hospital Imaging Services department. “As eastern Wisconsin’s only academic medical center, Froedtert Hospital has a longstanding and ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality and safest medical imaging in the state. Our entire team is honored to receive this esteemed ACR designation.”
To receive the distinction, facilities must have ACR accreditation in all of the College’s modality programs (MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, breast imaging, radiation oncology and more.) Facilities must also participate in the Dose Index Registry and General Radiology Improvement Database in addition to the Image Wisely and Image Gently programs.