WAYCROSS — The Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia’s Waycross practice has been awarded the gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.
The ACR has recognized the practice and location for its achievement in exhibiting exceptional image quality, high-practice standard and patient safety. This award is only given to facilities meeting the ACR practice guidelines and technical standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians, radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality-control procedures and quality-assurance programs all are assessed. The findings of the evaluation then are reported to the ACR committee on accreditation.
The ACR evaluation provides a comprehensive report that BJI uses to improve its practice. BJI opened the Waycross location in May 2013 and features the only open MRI in Ware County.
BJI’s goal is to stay on the cutting edge of orthopedic technology and provide the best patient care found in Southeast Georgia, according to practice administrator Davina Simmons.
“Since opening in 2010, the support from our patients and communities has been felt and is truly appreciated by all of the Bone & Joint staff,” Dr. J. Lex Kenerly said. “That very support is what motivates us, and we promise to continue our commitment of bringing patients the latest advances in open MRI, as well as excellence service and care to all who are in need.”