This month, Cheyenne Radiology is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its landmark achievement of being named a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology. We continue to be proud of this achievement because it proves what we already knew: our services are among the best in the nation.
Here are two common questions we hear from our patients:
- “Accreditation” sounds great, but what does it actually mean?
Accreditation means that a facility has undergone a comprehensive evaluation by a professional team of medical experts who verify that the facility is meeting or exceeding standards of care. Nearly all healthcare providers have some sort of accreditation process. Diagnostic imaging centers like Cheyenne Radiology are accredited through the American College of Radiology, a nonprofit medical society.
But accreditation doesn’t happen just once—healthcare providers must reapply every few years for accreditation to ensure facilities are continuously and consistently providing the care and results patients deserve.
- So then what’s DICOE?
DICOE is a step up from regular accreditation. An imaging center applying for the DICOE designation must not only meet basic criteria for radiology accreditation—including pledges to Image Wisely and Image Gently—but also undergo a rigorous site assessment by the ACR.
The assessment team evaluates the quality of a center’s personnel, facility management, physical environment, equipment, radiation safety, policies, and patient rights and records.
Only the very best centers are awarded the DICOE designation—like Cheyenne Radiology.
With so many healthcare options available to Wyoming residents, we appreciate that our patients continue to choose Cheyenne Radiology. Come see us today and find out what a DICOE designation looks like in action.