UTHSCT ultrasound lab re-accredited

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Ultrasound Imaging Section of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler’s Radiology Department has been re-accredited for three more years by the American College of Radiology.

“Radiology is especially proud of this accreditation, because we received a score of 98.43 percent,” said Ron Jung, UTHSCT’s director of radiology and a certified radiologic technologist with an additional certification in magnetic resonance imaging.

This is the fifth time the UTHSCT lab has gone through the accreditation process since it was first accredited in 1996.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to a facility when a peer-review evaluation shows that it achieves high practice standards.

Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field conduct these evaluations.

The ACR serves more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists.

It offers programs that focus on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health-care services.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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