Vanderbilt Imaging offers the best diagnostics available in the region for adults and children. We provide an array of services at each of our outpatient centers that are equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology managed by experienced technicians and board-certified radiologists. For most procedures, patients can be seen the same day of the referral.
The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences recently received a renewal of accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is an independent, CMS-designated accrediting body that oversees more than 20,000 facilities around the country. It is a professional society with the purpose of improving the health of patients by maximizing the value of radiology and radiologists.
“This provides assurances to our patients, physicians and the general public that what we are doing here meets certain agreed upon standards,” said Jeremy Kaye, M.D., the Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass professor and chair of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. “We have been undergoing this certification process for years. It is truly a quality assurance method that primarily says we are doing quality work and doing our jobs correctly and safely,” added Kaye.
The extensive certification process looks at the equipment, assesses the image quality and reviews the qualifications and credentials of technologists, radiologists and medical physicists. The evaluation also looks at patient and employee safety as well as quality control and assurance of all imaging modalities including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET, ultrasound and mammography.