FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging after a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

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 organization with a comprehensive report it can use for continuous practice improvement.

MRI hours of operation at Franklin Memorial Hospital are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.