MRI Unit Receives Three-Year Accreditation from the American College of Radiology

Vol. 10, No. 2
June, 2000

  • Longer-Lasting Implants Used for Total Hip Replacement

  • Brachytherapy Service Expands to New Island Hospital
    Brachytherapy Expertise Benefits Patients at Winthrop�s Affiliate

  • New Technology Reduces Pain of Tonsillectomies

  • Tips for Safe Use of Insect Repellent Containing DEET

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Six-Bed Vascular Stepdown Unit

  • Children�s Health Services Program:
    A Wealth of Information and Referrals

  • Pediatricians on Medical Mission to El Salvador

  • Stereotactic Technology System Expands the Parameters of �What is Operable�

  • Stroke Team Offers the Latest Treatments

  • Team Provides New Seizure Control Procedure for Children

  • MRI Unit Receives Three-Year Accreditation from the American College of Radiology

  • Emergency Department Receives Adelphi University Award

  • Ultra-fast, Multi-slice CT Scanner Installed in Radiology Department

  • Installation of Winthrop�s Auxiliary Officers

  • Lita Reilly Elected Auxilian of the Year

  • Annual Junior Volunteer Awards Ceremony

  • Focus on Home Care:
    Care without Compromise Comes Home

  • In the Swing of Things

  • Child Life Program Expands Hours and Services

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  • The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Unit, a component of the Radiology Department at Winthrop, part of the Institute for Specialty Care, has received a prestigious three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR), following a recent voluntary survey. Winthrop�s MRI Unit provided 4,902 examinations during 1999.

    MRI accreditation by the American College of Radiology is a relatively new credential, which has not been achieved by all hospital-based MRI units nationally. Winthrop�s accreditation recognizes high practice standards, and the excellent qualifications of Winthrop�s Board certified radiologists, licensed technologists, and ancillary personnel.

    The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving more than 30,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of radiology. Its survey and accreditation processes are extremely demanding. ACR accreditation denotes the highest medical standards and patient service.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging is especially helpful in visualizing the brain, spinal cord, chest, abdomen, and cardiovascular system. Similar to CT Scanning, MRI is a technique that produces vertical and cross-sectional images. Unlike CT scanning, however, MRI does not use radiation. �Medical consumers should know that the quality of Magnetic Resonance Imaging can vary greatly. This accreditation ensures that Winthrop provides the highest caliber studies with today�s technology. In fact, many insurance companies are beginning to require that their patients go only to accredited practices,� said Arthur Fruauff, MD, Chief, Body MRI.

    To schedule an appointment for an MRI, call (516) 663-2062.

    Emergency Department Receives Adelphi University Award

    The Emergency Department at Winthrop received Adelphi University�s Community Service Recognition Award, presented at a recent reception. L-R: Don Barto, Adelphi�s Director of Security; Patricia Benzenberg, RN, Nurse Manager, and Maureen Sheridan, RN, BS, MS, Administrative Director, both of Winthrop�s Emergency Medicine Department; Steven Isenberg, President of Adelphi University; Gerald Brody, MD, Chairman, Ambulatory Medicine, Winthrop; Daniel P. Walsh, Winthrop�s President and Chief Executive Officer; and John P. Broder, Vice President-External Affairs, Winthrop. Local volunteer fire departments, rescue squads, and ambulance companies also received awards.

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