Holyoke MRI Receives Accreditation

HOLYOKE — The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program at Holyoke Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation as a result of a survey by the American College of Radiology.

The ACR 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.

“This is a great honor for us,” said Dr. Mrinal Mali. “It reflects the high quality of care that is being offered by the MRI service at our recently installed, high-field-strength MRI scanner at Holyoke Medical Center.”

ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-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.