Yankton, SD—The Yankton Medical Clinic Diagnostic Imaging department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computer tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning-sometimes called CAT scanning –is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science, and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.
Yankton Medical Clinic, P.C. has served the communities of the Yankton area for more than 75 years. With more than 46 Physicians, 19 specialties, and 4 locations, the clinic works as a medical team with continuity of care provided by primary care and specialty care Physicians, along with ancillary services such as diagnostic imaging, laboratory, ambulatory surgical center, pharmacy, and others.