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January 2013

IAC Accreditation Update
Welcome Dr. Abril & Dr. Policaro
New from NationalRad & More!

Happy 2013

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a joyous holiday season, wish you all the best for the New Year, and look forward to our continued relationship in 2013!

The Year Ahead for the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC)

In 2013, the INTERSOCIETAL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (IAC) has committed to continuing its dedication to streamlining the accreditation process. The IAC has identified the following actions as ways in which it will evolve in the coming months:

     + Highlighting facilities that are taking quality patient care to higher levels.
     + Developing new tools and resources that facilities can use to educate patients.
     + Launching mobile-optimized websites.
     + Providing sample policies and procedures online.
     + Offering quick polls and surveys to participating facilities, continuing to give facilities a voice in the
        accreditation process.

We hope you will take advantage of these new resources from the IAC. Please contact IAC or visit their website for further information, or email Caryn Nolen, NationalRad's Director of Quality Assurance (QA) and Chief Radiologic Technologist, with any questions at CNOLEN@NATIONALRAD.COM.

Meet Ari F. Abril, MD, and Franco G. Policaro, MD, NationalRad's New Body Radiologists

We are pleased to introduce the newest members of our body radiology team ARI F. ABRIL, MD and FRANCO G. POLICARO, MD.

Ari Abril MD

Dr. Abril is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM). Dr. Abril has served as president, radiologist, and nuclear medicine physician for Gables Executive Radiology Services & Imaging Specialists of Florida in Coral Gables and medical director and radiation safety officer for Ambulatory Diagnostic Center in Miami, FL, as well as supervising physician of Gables Diagnostic Imaging Associates in Coral Gables and Pulmonary Physicians of South Florida in Miami. Dr. Abril's areas of interest include nuclear medicine, PET / CT and chest imaging.

Franco Policaro MD

Dr. Policaro is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) and has served as radiologist and nuclear medicine physician for Imaging on Call, Advanced Radiology and Nuclear Consultants and Columbus Radiology Group. Dr. Policaro has conducted research in the field of renal scintigraphy and presented his research at Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) meetings. Dr. Policaro's areas of interest include nuclear medicine and PET / CT.

Dr. Abril and Dr. Policaro both joined NationalRad in December 2012. Please join us in welcoming them to NationalRad.

New from NationalRad: Announcements

In December, MILITARY MEDICINE, the International Journal of AMSUS, accepted a manuscript by PAUL M. SHERMAN, MD, NationalRad Neuroradiologist, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiologic Science at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine and Residency Program Director at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. AMSUS is the Society of Federal Health Professionals. We look forward to seeing Dr. Sherman's manuscript entitled “Screening CT Angiography for Detection of Blunt Carotid and Vertebral Artery Injury in the Setting of Combat Related Trauma” in print.

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