Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mass General Imaging in Chelsea, MA named a top imaging center in the country


Earlier this month, the American College of Radiology (ACR) named Mass General Imaging in Chelsea one of the first imaging facilities in the country to become a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE). The designation resulted from a comprehensive assessment of quality, safety and patient care.

"With this award, the American College of Radiology recognizes Mass General Imaging in Chelsea at the pinnacle of medical imaging care," says Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, ACR's Commission on Quality and Safety Chair. "It signifies that their facility provides essential services to the communities in and around Chelsea, Massachusetts at the highest levels of imaging quality, safety and care in the radiology profession."

Meet a World War II veteran who receives frequent CT scans at Mass General Imaging in Chelsea.

In naming Mass General Imaging in Chelsea a top imaging center, an ACR team of experts assessed multiple aspects of the facility including professional staff, technology, equipment, policies, procedures and outcomes. In addition to standard ACR accreditation, DICOE designation requires participation in a national database to benchmark radiation dose for CT exams and a commitment to radiation safety in adult and pediatric imaging.

"We are incredibly proud to have our Chelsea facility recognized as a diagnostic imaging center of excellence by the ACR" said James A. Brink, MD, radiologist-in-chief at Mass General. "Radiology plays a critical role in patient care by using imaging to answer clinical questions. This designation tells doctors and patients that they can expect superior diagnostic insight and high-quality care from Mass General Imaging."

Mass General Imaging in Chelsea provides CT, MRI, and PET-CT imaging services during daytime, evening and weekend hours. Its location at 80 Everett Street includes free parking and runs a free shuttle service from Mass General's main campus in Boston.

To request an appointment at Mass General Imaging in Chelsea, call the location directly at 617-887-3500. Referrers can also request an appointment online via EPIC (inside Partners network) or Patient Gateway (outside Partners Network).



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