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For Release Upon Receipt                                   August 10, 2000


Sharon Regional accredited by American College of Radiology


Ultrasound services in Sharon Regional Health System’s Medical Imaging Department have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a result of a survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR awards accreditation to an ultrasound practice for the achievement of high practice standards after a voluntary inspection. Evaluations are conducted by radiologists who are ACR members with special expertise in ultrasound. The assess the quality of the work being performed as well as the qualifications of the personnel. The reviewers report their findings to the ACR’s Ultrasound Accreditation Committee that provides a comprehensive report.

The American College of Radiology is a national organization servicing more than 30,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health services. ACR Committee on Ultrasound Accreditation evaluates and accredits ultrasound practices in hospitals and private offices in the U.S.