Catawba Valley Imaging Center Receives American College of Radiology Accreditation

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 through Friday.

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 care services.

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.