HCMC Diagnostic Center Earns ACR Accreditation in Ultrasound

Paris, TN — Henry County Medical Center wants you to rest assured that it meets standards for radiation and image quality. That is why they are proud to announce that the HCMC Diagnostic Center has received the American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation in ultrasound.

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.

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.

“HCMC is dedicated to providing the highest quality imaging services to our community and this ACR ultrasound accreditation is just another way for us to show our commitment of excellence” said Billie Mckee, Director of Imaging.

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.

The Henry County Diagnostic Center is a 10,000 square foot facility which integrates state-of-the-art technology with convenience, comfort and communication to ensure that patients have the best experience possible. This technically advanced Imaging facility is a place where our exceptional Radiologists read images from the most advanced digital imaging equipment available. This means that images are viewed electronically rather than on traditional film. Digital imaging provides clearer, more detailed images. Patients are now able to have their outpatient exams done in a timely manner with easy access thanks to a patient drop off and close parking.

Services offered at the facility include:

  • CT Scan
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound
  • Diagnostic X-Ray
  • EKGs
  • Laboratory
  • Pre-admission Testing
  • Specialized Women’s Imaging
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Screening Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • CAD: Computer-aided Detection
  • Bone Densitometry

All Radiologists are board certified by the American College of Radiology. The Diagnostic Center has also received ACR accreditation in Mammography, MRI and CT. The center has received accreditation through the Joint Commission and FDA as well.

Located in Paris, TN, Henry County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit in. For more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.