BWFH's Nuclear Medicine recently accredited by the IAC
This accreditation is a rigorous process of peer review in which several programmatic components associated with BWFH's Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology programs were closely examined. As stated by the IAC, "The purpose of IAC accreditation is to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing a mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality imaging diagnostic evaluations by a process of accreditation."
When asked what the benefit of this new accreditation would be for BWFH patients, Nuclear Medicine Supervisor Rakesh Kannan, BS, RT (N)(CT) responded that "Patients can feel reassured that BWFH is always trying to improve its quality of care. The department now has the privilege of claiming to be among those who have already been accredited by the IAC, which speaks a lot about the quality of images and patient care that we provide."
Several of Radiology's other programs are also nationally accredited. Our CT scan modality is accredited through the American College of Radiology, as are our mammography and breast ultrasound modalities. BWFH's Radiology Department has set its general MRI modality's accreditation as a 2013 goal, and accreditation for its general ultrasound and breast MRI modalities as goals for 2014.