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Mount Nittany earns ACR ultrasound accreditation for 21st year

STATE COLLEGE –Mount Nittany Medical Center has earned a three-year term of reaccreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for the 21st consecutive year.

“I am proud of our imaging services department to be able to meet these stringent requirements and to bring a high value of imaging services to our patients and community,” shares Larry Garman, RT (R) (CT), ARRT, manager, imaging services, Mount Nittany Medical Center. “The fact that we’ve earned this accreditation for more than 20 years is a truly remarkable achievement, and one of which we’re incredibly proud.”

Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury, or other medical problems.

The ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation is the gold standard in medical imaging and represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR practice guidelines and technical standards, following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Earning ACR accreditation helps assure patients that Mount Nittany Medical Center provides the highest level of image quality and safety, medical personnel qualifications, quality control and quality assurance.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.

Mount Nittany Health also holds ACR accreditations in mammography, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine.

Imaging services are offered at convenient locations across the Centre region including Mount Nittany Health – Blue Course Drive, Mount Nittany Health — Park Avenue, Mount Nittany Health – Penns Valley (x-ray services) and Mount Nittany Medical Center. For a detailed list of the imaging services offered, as well as hours of operation, please visit mountnittany.org/specialties-and-services/lab-and-imaging-locations.

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