Quality Assurance 2017-07-11T10:56:45+00:00

Quality Assurance

AAR’s commitment to ensuring quality in our services is of core importance to our employees and our physicians. Education, training, quality measurement and improvement are a part of each of our centers focus. Additionally, our Quality and Compliance Committee meets regularly to review clinical measures, and make recommendations to implement improvements and develop protocols within our practice to ensure the safety and standard of care of our patients.

AAR stands by and adheres to the standards and guidelines of the American College of Radiology (ACR). AAR is ACR accredited – a rigorous process, conducted annually which assesses the overall quality of a practice, including personnel, equipment, quality assurance activities, and ultimately the quality of patient care.

Learn about our accreditation

While education and training are imperative, we additionally participate in ongoing reviews of our clinical outcomes to ensure our work is accurate. Our physicians take part in programs endorsed by national organizations such as the American College of Radiology and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which have begun supporting specific quality indicators and safe practices in the area of radiology. To further support our accuracy efforts, AAR participates in the program below:

ACR RadPeer Program – RadPeer is a program which allows for peer review of radiologists’ interpretations to ensure that physicians are providing accurate diagnoses. Two radiologists read the same image and the interpretations are compared. The results are sent to the ACR for benchmarking purposes.

Our Quality Metrics Include:

  • Patient satisfaction surveys
  • Staff and physician accreditations
  • Process development and improvement
  • Patient report quality and peer review
  • Patient report turn-around-time
  • Patient safety and incident tracking
  • Continuing education and training
  • Technology and equipment – checked annually by a medical physicist to ensure patient safety in radiation exposure and equipment performance