Boston Medical Center Awarded Ultrasound Accreditation

in Health & Medicine, News Releases, School of Medicine
January 24th, 2001

Contact: Gina M. Digravio, 617-638-8491 | gina.digravio@bmc.org

(Boston, Mass.) — The ultrasound service of the department of radiology at Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This is the second consecutive term that the ultrasound service at BMC was granted this accreditation.

The American College of Radiology is a national organization servicing more than 30,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of quality imaging services. The ACR Committee on Ultrasound Accreditation evaluates and accredits ultrasound practices in hospitals and in private offices across the United States.

“We are pleased to have received this honor,” said Ewa Kuligowska, MD, chief of the ultrasound section of the department of radiology at BMC and professor of radiology at Boston University School of Medicine. “It is truly a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the entire staff,” she added.

The ACR awards accreditation to an ultrasound practice for the achievement of high practice standards after a voluntary evaluation of its practice. Evaluations are conducted by radiologists who are members of the ACR with special expertise in ultrasound. They assess the quality of the work being performed as well as the qualifications of the personnel involved. The reviewers report their findings to the ACR’s Ultrasound Accreditation Committee which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

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