Botsford Hospital Earns Accreditation for CT Scanning
Botsford Hospital of Farmington Hills has voluntarily worked to achieve and been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Botsford operates four CT scanning units, even the sophisticated 128-slice CT scanner.
"The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety," said Stephan R. Morse, D.O., FAOCR, chairman of Botsford's Diagnostic Imaging Department. "Only facilities that meet ACR's guidelines and standards and go through a nine-month-long peer-review expert evaluation receive this accreditation."
Botsford's image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were assessed. The findings were reported to ACR, which subsequently provided Botsford with a comprehensive report to use for continuous practice improvement.
While CT scans are available 365/24/7 in the Botsford Trauma & Emergency Center, the hospital also performs these multidimensional tests that show bones and organs in detail on an outpatient basis every day from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Outpatient CT scans are done through the Botsford Imaging Center, a technologically advanced facility located at 28080 Grand River, Suite 101, on the hospital's main campus. The Botsford Cancer Center also has CT scan capability for their patients' specific needs.
Never had a CT scan? You lie on a table that slides into the scanner. A device rotates around you, emitting X-rays. Your tissues absorb some of the X-rays, and the scanner detects the ones that pass through. A computer turns this information into cross-sectional pictures. These "slices" can be stacked to form a three-dimensional image. Physicians use CT scans to examine blood vessels and organs, to see how your heart is functioning, to identify damage or blockage in arteries, to look for tumors, to diagnose injuries, and to locate the right site for a biopsy. CT scans provide clearer pictures of more tissue types than traditional X-rays do.
All CT scans are read by a member of Botsford's Diagnostic Imaging Team. These 10 highly trained, board-certified physicians are skilled in interpreting sophisticated test results. CT scans may be scheduled through the hospital's Central Scheduling Department at (248) 471-8100. CT scan results are rapidly and electronically reported to the patient's referring physician
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.