I am trying not to take offense to your statements, but having worked in a
radiology department for about 14 years, I am a little tired of the "bad
rap" we get. YES we do hand out patient satisfaction surveys. And we use
the information from these surveys to improve our services. We even have
benchmarks and certain levels of satisfaction that we use to measure our QA
programs. As far as the ACR "placing very few demands on radiologists", I
would be interested in knowing how you came to that position. I would
certainly agree that the ICAVL accreditation is more involved but I am a
little tired of hearing the ACR vascular accreditation referred to in a way
that makes it sound like a correspondence course with the correct answers
highlighted. We worked hard at collecting acceptable normal and abnormal
vascular exams in order to receive our accreditation and it sounds like you
think it is nothing.
Maybe these screening companies are getting a bad rap but I think we should
all be careful that we don't paint with "too broad of a brush" when stating
Just MY opinion.
Bill Beymer BS, RVT, RDMS
From: UVM Flownet [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Diana
Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2000 6:31 AM
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Subject: Re: UVMFLOWNET Digest - 10 Aug 2000 to 11 Aug 2000 (#2000-215)
Why don't you ask those radiology departments
the same questions? Or those IDTF's? We all know that the ACR makes very
few demands on radiologists for accreditation of their vascular exams.
Do they hand out customer satisfaction surveys at radiology offices?