Las Vegas, NV — Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) has been awarded the highest recognition possible for a radiology practice – Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) – by the American College of Radiology (ACR). SDMI is the first outpatient radiology practice in the state to be awarded the DICOE designation for all six of its imaging centers.
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
“We are incredibly excited for SDMI to receive this honor. This is a win for the entire community of Las Vegas and evidence that we truly do have world-class quality healthcare providers in Las Vegas,” says Doug Geinzer of Las Vegas HEALS.
The elated Dr. David Steinberg stated, “To be the first multi-site practice in Nevada to be recognized by the ACR as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence, the industry’s highest honor, is the best reward for our team’s hard work!”
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all services they provide, such as MRI, CT and Mammography, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely and Image Gently.
About the ACR
The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
About Steinberg Diagnostic
A leader of medical imaging in the Las Vegas area for twenty-six years, SDMI currently operates six outpatient imaging centers throughout the Valley and will celebrate the opening of its seventh location in 2015 in the new Las Vegas Medical District. With each facility accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC), and proudly offering American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited modalities, Steinberg Diagnostic sets the standard on patient care. The company is comprised of 25 radiologists, each board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, and a staff of over 350 full time employees. For more information, visit the SDMI website at www.sdmi-lv.com.