Computed Tomography (CT) is a highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities. An estimated 69 million CT scans are performed annually in the United States to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac system and sinus and temporal bones. CT scans can be safely performed on adults and pediatrics.

Early detection of life threatening conditions and other diseases is possible through the use of CT procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices and can be safely performed for adults and pediatrics. While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on CT testing. The skill of the CT technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.

ENT Memphis – located in Memphis, TN and founded by Dr. Rande Lazar – has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in CT in the areas of Sinus and Temporal Bone CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that ENT Memphis has undergone a thorough and rigorous review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of CT. When scheduled for a CT procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire as to the accreditation status of the facility where their examination will be performed and can learn more by visiting www.intersocietal.org/ct/main/patients.htm.

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to CT, which include physicians, technologists and physicists. CT accreditation is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and in some cases by private insurers. However, patients should remain vigilant in making sure that their CT procedures are performed within accredited facilities, because for some facilities it remains a voluntary process.

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ENT Memphis would like to spotlight one of our own—Pamela Hattaway.  Pam has been a devoted member of the ENT Memphis staff since July 2012, and her hard work and dedication have not gone unnoticed. It’s our pleasure to announce that Pam has been recently been named “Supervisor of Billing and Back Office Operations.”

With previous experience working as both an insurance agent and an accounts payable/receivable clerk, Pam’s background gives her the ability to assist patients in understanding the ins-and-outs of insurance and billing for their medical procedures.

Pam says that she loves her job because she gets to “help those I work with daily”. When she has the opportunity, Pam loves to travel, go fishing, and spend time with her family.

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