OSF HealthCare Center for Health in Streator Earns ACR Ultrasound Accreditation

7/26/2018 - Streator, Illinois

  • Photo of Scott Bulthuis, Megan Strack, and Kathleen Lutz.

    Pictured (from left to right) are Scott Bulthuis, Megan Strack, and Kathleen Lutz, technologists who were an intricate part of the ACR accreditation process.

OSF Healthcare Center for Health in Streator has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging, also known as sonography, uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help providers diagnose illness, injury or other medical problems.

“With the completion of the ACR Accreditation process, the Ultrasound Department can ensure quality care is provided by following evidence-based guidelines to provide accurate imaging results,” stated Dotty Peare, Regional Director of Diagnostic Imaging for OSF HealthCare. “I would like to thank Megan, Scott, and Kathleen for their dedication to imaging excellence in Ultrasound. They are outstanding technologists who were an intricate part of the ACR accreditation process.”

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, following 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.

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has ACR Accreditations with certifications in Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound.

About the American College of Radiology:

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.