Most comprehensive radiological services in Coweta County.
NEWNAN, Ga (September 29, 2011)—Piedmont Newnan Hospital and its Piedmont Outpatient Center have been awarded two additional certifications by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Piedmont Newnan’s nuclear medicine services and the Piedmont Outpatient Center’s obstetric, gynecological and general ultrasound services have recently been awarded accreditation as the result of a recent review by the ACR. In addition, computed tomography (CT) services at the former PAPP Clinic location at Cavender Street remain incorporated as part of Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s extended imaging services.
“For the community, ACR accreditation signifies that we provide the very best in patient care and clinical quality to our patients,” said Dwayne Hansberry, director of Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s imaging services. “The addition of CT services at the former PAPP Clinic location provides additional convenience for physicians referring patients for imaging services.”
Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s ACR accredited nuclear medicine services give physicians the ability to view images of disease-processes within the body, based on cellular function and physiology, rather than relying on physical changes in tissue anatomy. In some cases, nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests.
Piedmont Outpatient Center’s ACR-accredited ultrasound services provide diagnostic capabilities using high-frequency sound waves to obtain images of soft tissue and internal organs of the body.
Offering the most comprehensive accredited imaging services in Coweta County, Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s radiological services is accredited in nuclear medicine, CT, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound, and its Piedmont Outpatient Center is accredited in mammography, breast ultrasound/ultrasound-guided biopsy, CT, and obstetric, gynecological and general ultrasound.
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 Guidelines 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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 health care services.
The Piedmont Outpatient Center is located at the Summit Healthplex on Highway 34 East. For more information on the Piedmont Outpatient Center, visit piedmontnewnan.org.