Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging Earns ACR Accreditation
For MRI and CT Modalities
Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 | 1:57 PM PST
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) by the American College of Radiology.
“We’re proud to have earned the ACR Accreditation. This is a reflection of our team and mission — dedicated professionals providing exceptional medical imaging at the highest standard level,” says president and medical director Kelley Cline, MD. “We are committed to putting our patients at the center of everything we do.”
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is only awarded to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards following a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists. The ACR assessment includes review of image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. The findings are then reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which provides a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous improvement.
“I’m extremely proud that our imaging center has been recognized with this distinction,” says Mark Tournie, chief administrative officer. “The accreditation demonstrates confidence for our patients and referring providers that we are providing the community with the best medical imaging available.”
An MRI is a noninvasive medical exam that uses strong magnetic fields to produce 3D images of internal body parts to help diagnose and treat medical conditions. A CT scan — also called a CAT scan — is a noninvasive medical exam that uses an advanced form of X-ray to create detailed images of bones and soft tissues to help diagnose and treat medical conditions.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging Announces Grand Opening
Accepting Patients Beginning June 6, 2018
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 | 3:26 PM PST
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is pleased to announce its grand opening on June 6, 2018 at 1344 King Street, Suite 101. The Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 to mark the occasion.
An open house — which will include tours of the imaging center — will follow in late summer 2018.
The new full-service, outpatient center features state-of-the-art technology in a modern, convenient and comfortable environment. Medical imaging services available include: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, X-ray and fluoroscopy.
“Our team is focused on uncomplicating a patient’s health care journey,” says president and medical director Kelley Cline, MD. “We are committed to partnering with the patient and their referring provider for seamless access to quality, affordable medical imaging expertise through customer-centered service.”
The physician team at Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging is comprised of 13 board-certified, fellowship-trained radiologists who have expertise in sub-specialty areas including: body, breast, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neuroradiology, nuclear medicine, vascular and interventional radiology.
“We’re excited to give providers and patients an option for imaging services in Whatcom county that best supports the community,” says Mark Tournie, chief administrative officer. “We don’t think anyone should have to compromise quality or service to find state-of-the-art imaging at an affordable price.”
To learn more about the imaging center or to make a diagnostic imaging appointment, call Bellingham Advanced Medical Imaging at (360) 255-6330 or visit bamirad.com.