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Brown Clinic Radiology Earns CT Reaccreditation by IAC

Approximately one in 10 Americans undergo a Computed Tomography (CT) scan each year in order to detect abnormalities, injuries or diseases. A highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities, CT is used to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities,
cardiac and vascular system and sinus and temporal bones.

There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on CT imaging. The training and experience of both the operator performing the procedure and the interpreting physician, the type of CT equipment used, adherence to radiation dose guidelines and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of consistent quality care and a commitment to continuous improvement.

Brown Clinic, PLLP Radiology located in Watertown, SD has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in CT in the area(s) of Maxillofacial CT, Body CT, Vascular CTA, and Neurological CT. This latest accreditation awarded to Brown Clinic, PLLP Radiology demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in CT.

Accreditation by IAC indicates that Brown Clinic, PLLP Radiology has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in CT. Comprised of a detailed self evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical perational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.