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MRI Accreditation Program History
MRI Accreditation Program History

The American College of Radiology’s history of developing and administering accreditation programs that assess the quality of imaging facilities dates back to 1963. The purpose of the accreditation programs is to set quality standards for practices and help them continuously improve upon the quality of care they give to their patients. Designed to be educational in nature, the ACR Accreditation Programs evaluate qualifications of personnel, equipment performance, effectiveness of quality control measures, and quality of clinical images. It is believed that these are primary factors that affect the quality of clinical images and ultimately the quality of patient care. The accreditation process requires supervision of a physician meeting specific training and experience requirements.
ACR Webinar regarding MIPPA accreditation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f46Akv-78I

Requirements for Supervising Physician

• Board certification in radiology or diagnostic radiology.
• Supervision, interpretation and/or review and reporting of 300 MRI examinations within the last 36 months.

OR

• Completion of an accredited diagnostic radiology residency
program, and
• Performance, interpretation, and reporting of 500 MRI examinations in the past 36 months.

http://www.acr.org/accreditation.aspx

http://www.acr.org/accreditation/apply/diagnostic_modality/diagnostic_reqs.aspx

Summary of ACR MRI accreditation process
http://www.radiologytoday.net/archive/rt_082508p12.shtml

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