Daphne, AL (June 12, 2018) — Baldwin Bone and Joint announces the opening of a newly constructed and accredited MRI suite offering on-site MRI services. The MRI technology, Philips Achieva 1.5 Tesla MRI, provides the same advanced technology and digital imaging found at larger hospital facilities. Patients and family members benefit from convenient, prompt service and a dedicated, certified MRI technician to thoroughly explain the procedure during each visit. An added bonus is a provided headset allowing each patient to enjoy their favorite music during their MRI appointment.
“We continually strive to improve the quality of services we offer to our patients and their families. Our accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging is another example of those efforts,” states Greg Shoemaker, Practice Administrator. (Photo: Greg Shoemaker)
Bone & Joint has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
To learn more about MRI services at Baldwin Bone & Joint, visit baldwinboneandjoint.com or call 251.656.3843.
ABOUT BALDWIN BONE & JOINT, P.C.
Since 1989, Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert orthopaedic care to patients of all ages, with all conditions. As fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and experienced clinicians, they are recognized leaders in the field of orthopaedics, providing the most current treatment available. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette and Orange Beach. Specialized clinics available are The Center for Sports Medicine, The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint, and the Canale Spine Institute. For more information, visit baldwinboneandjoint.com or call 251.625.2663.
ABOUT AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY (ACR) ACCREDITATION
The American College of Radiology (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.