Catawba Valley Imaging Center, a service of Catawba Valley Medical Center,
has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as
the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Located at 1501 Tate Boulevard, Catawba Valley Imaging Center (CVIC) provides
diagnostic x-rays, CT scans, ultrasound imaging, bone density scans, mammography,
MRI and nuclear medicine for those who can receive their tests as outpatients.
Equipped with totally digitalized technology, CVIC is dedicated to patient
comfort and easy access to services. The office can be reached by phone
at 828-485-2766; the office hours are from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities
for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation
of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians
and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications
of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors
report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which
subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic
and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine
and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical
imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.