The ACR accredited on-site Open MRI at the Bone & Joint Institute of South Georgia in Jesup and Waycross, GA is just one of the many ways we provide our patients with a convenient, comfortable experience while utilizing the most advanced imaging technology available. The Hitachi AIRIS II is a state-of-the-art high performance, premium open MRI scanner that delivers high quality orthopaedic imagery coupled with a more comfortable patient environment.
The ACR Gold Seal of Accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
We have also implemented Sectra PACS (Picture Archival and Communication System), which provides secure storage and distribution of the MRI images, and makes images immediately available for your doctor to read. The images are viewable in each patient room for the doctor to review with the patient. Additionally, PACS can make copies of a patient’s images on CD to take to other health care providers as needed. BJI’s on-site Open MRI allows our patients to receive exemplary care closer to home.
Open MRI allows our highly skilled staff to provide friendly, personalized care in a beautifully appointed, non-confining, peaceful environment designed specifically to put patients at ease. In addition, having an Open MRI on-site allows more direct contact with your doctor and eliminates the need for a third party imaging service. We also have our own radiologist on staff, allowing us to read and provide MRI results quickly and efficiently. Our entire staff is experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to making sure every patient receives the same kind of treatment they would want for themselves and their own families.