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Friends of New London Hospital September/October 2012
Non Profit Organization
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New London NH
Permit No. 15
Friends of New London Hospital
273
County Road
New London, NH 03257
NLH’s MRI Unit Earns
ACR Accreditation
The MRI unit at NLH joins its digital mammography,
CT scan, and ultrasound diagnostic equipment in being
awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a result
of a recent review by the American College of
Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test
that utilizes magnetic fields to produce images of
internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and
treat medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the
highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is
awarded only to facilities that meet ACR guidelines
and technical standards after a peer-to-peer evaluation
by board-certified physicians who are experts in the
field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy
of facility equipment, and quality control procedures are assessed. The ACR is a national professional organization
serving more than 34,000 radiologists with programs focused on the delivery of quality patient care.
I am very proud of our Radiology Department, which is now ACR accredited in ultrasound, mammography,
computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging,” said Kris Eschbach, DO, NLH radiologist.