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Cape Fear Valley is a 765-bed regional health system serving a six-county region of Southeastern North Carolina, with more than 935,000 patients annually. A private not-for-profit organization and the state’s 9th largest health system, it includes Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center and Bladen County Hospital.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cape Fear Valley Health Receives MRI Accreditation

FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear Valley Health has received a gold seal of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation is for three years.

MRIs are noninvasive tests utilizing magnetic fields to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical problems.

The ACR gold seal is awarded for the highest level of image quality and patient safety, and is only given to facilities meeting strict ACR practice guidelines and technical standards. All recipient facilities must pass evaluations by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Criteria judged include: quality, personnel qualifications, equipment adequacy, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Cape Fear Valley Health employs three MRIs throughout the health system and performs more than 7,000 MRI studies a year.

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