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MV Orthopedics granted accreditation in MRI

Published November 19. 2012 05:06PM

Mahoning Valley Orthopedics, PC, Lehighton, has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in MRI in the areas of Musculoskeletal MRI by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (LAC).

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an extremely useful diagnostic imaging tool, performed an estimated 28 million times annually in the United States, enabling interpreting physicians to visualize the structure and function of the body. As it provides detailed images of the soft tissues of the body, magnetic resonance is especially helpful in diagnosing issues related to neurological (brain), musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and oncological (cancer-related) conditions.

Early detection of life threatening conditions and other diseases is possible through the use of MRI procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians' offices. White these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate based on MRI testing. The skill of the MRI technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical for quality patient testing.

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