Inova Alexandria Hospital MRI Reaccredited
Hospital One of First in Area Accredited for Cardiac Imaging
Alexandria, VA — Inova Alexandria Hospital is one of the first in the region to earn accreditation in cardiac imaging during a survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR), which granted the hospital a three-year reaccreditation of its magnetic resonance imaging machines, or MRIs.
ACR awards the accreditation to facilities that have voluntarily committed to following its guidelines and standards, and provide the highest level of safety in radiology. In addition to an on-site review by board-certified physicians, the hospital underwent a rigorous evaluation and review process of its performance.
“Our commitment to the community is to provide high-quality care for our patients,” said Nitin Kumar, MD, chief, radiology, Inova Alexandria Hospital. “This designation by ACR lets our patients know that they are receiving safe, first-class care from a facility that has achieved a superior level of expertise in MR imaging.”
Radiology is an area of medicine used to visualize internal organs, bones and tissues to assist in diagnosing and treating patients. MRIs are becoming increasingly useful in neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and cancer imaging.
ACR serves more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine and medical physicists who focus on medical imaging and radiation oncology.