Back in January of 2017, Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint announced the acquisition of a new PedCAT machine designed to assist with foot and ankle imaging. Now we are proud to announce that the Clinic has earned accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) for this unit.
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 multi-planar 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 dedication to continuous improvement.
Mid-Tennessee Bone and Joint Clinic has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the IAC in CT in the area of Body CT via our PedCAT. Accreditation by IAC indicates that our Clinic 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 if medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of our facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.