What Is ACR Accreditation & Why Does it Matter?

Most patients will either receive a referral from their doctor or search for another imaging center that accepts their insurance coverage. However, another factor may help you decide on an imaging center: ACR accreditation; Rosetta Radiology is an ACR accredited imaging center with seven accredited imaging services.

What Is ACR Accreditation?

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is responsible for this particular set of accreditations. As with any accreditation, the ACR has certain standards of care and quality that must be met in order for centers to receive the different badges that are available. Across the country, ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in imaging care. 

What ACR Accreditation Means to You

It’s one thing to know that ACR accreditation is the gold standard for imaging centers. Not all accreditations, however, have as much impact on patients as the ACR accreditation does. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you should have all of your imaging done at an ACR accredited imaging center:

Image Quality

Since the primary purpose of imaging is to view the body’s internal structures, it makes sense that you would want the imaging center to create images that are as clear as possible. Grainy or smudgy images can cause a whole host of patient problems, such as extended time to review results, improper diagnosis, and even missed diagnoses for very serious diseases. Don’t take your chances with a facility that has never had or has recently lost its ACR accreditation.

Insurance Availability

Generally speaking, insurance companies prefer to cover imaging tests with centers that are accredited. This is because they know there will be no need for repeat tests and that diagnoses will be accurate and final. If you are concerned about whether or not your insurance will cover your imaging procedure, try to find an accredited center like Rosetta Radiology and inquire about the types of insurance they accept.

Accreditation = Accountability

As dictated in ACR’s Notice-to-Patients PDF file, accountability is a significant component of the accreditation program. Patients (ultimately customers of the facility) can submit complaints and hold the imaging center accountable for any issues that arise during the patient’s imaging experience.

ACR Accredited Imaging Center in Manhattan

Rosetta Radiology is accredited for all of the following imaging procedures:

  • Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography
  • Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Positron Emission Tomography

If you need any of these imaging procedures performed, we would love for you to work with us. Contact our office in Manhattan today for more information or to schedule a consultation with our excellent staff.