Facial Surgery Practices Earn National CT Accreditation
The CAMC Physicians Group Facial Surgery practices at General Hospital and Women and Children’s Hospital have been granted a three-year term of accreditation in CT in the areas of Sinus, Temporal Bone and Dental CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).
Computed Tomography (CT) is a highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool, valued for its ability to provide clear images of different types of tissue. Sinus CT exams are used to diagnose sinus disease, detect a narrowing or obstruction in the sinus drainage pathway, and evaluate the outer ear as well as bones of the ear and inner ear structures for infection, tumor, injury or congenital or acquired hearing disorders. Dental CT exams are used for evaluating dental anomalies, treatment planning and complex dental implant procedures. Radiation safety, quality imaging and accurate interpretations are critical to the provision of quality patient care.
Accreditation by the IAC means that CAMC’s Facial Surgery practices have undergone a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.
IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by the medical experts in the field of CT. This accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to CT, which include physicians, technologists and physicists. CT accreditation is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and in some cases by private insurers.
“We are very proud and honored by the IAC accreditation,” said Jeff Goode, president of CAMC Physicians Group. “This designation validates that we are providing the best care for our patients, which is always our top priority.”
CAMC Physicians Group has two facial surgery practices, one on the campus of Women and Children’s Hospital and one located at General Hospital. Its oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in treating diseases, deformities, injuries and cosmetic defects of the face and mouth affecting people of all ages, from infants to adults. For more information, visit camc.org/facialsurgery.