March 18, 2014

East Providence, RI – The American College of Radiology (ACR) has named Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) one of the first outpatient diagnostic imaging Center of Excellence (COE) in the country.  This award, which recognizes a distinctive level of excellence in diagnostic imaging, was presented on March 7, 2014.

“We are pleased to recognize Rhode Island Medical Imaging for their excellence in diagnostic imaging, and for their commitment to superior patient care,” said Debra Monticciolo, MD, chair of the American College of Radiology Quality and Safety Commission.  “RIMI is among the first outpatient facilities in the nation and in the Northeast to receive this honor. Achieving Center of Excellence status really sets RIMI’s quality apart and we commend them for this great accomplishment.”

In order to be considered as a Center of Excellence (COE), at a minimum, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide. An ACR survey team comprised of a radiologist, a medical physicist and an ACR administrator reviews all aspects of the facility’s operations, such as safety policies, equipment specifications, patient outcomes, quality control systems, utilization reviews, and personnel.  The diagnostic imaging COE award takes accreditation to a much higher level and offers recipients the unique ability to set the benchmark for superior quality diagnostic imaging.

“I thank the American College of Radiology for this tremendous honor,” said John Pezzullo, MD, president of Rhode Island Medical Imaging.  “At RIMI, our board certified radiologists, registered technologists and professional office staff are all committed to enhancing the overall patient experience through state-of-the-art diagnostic care.  This achievement recognizes our commitment to quality and communicates to our patients and referring physicians that they can always rely on RIMI for world class medical imaging.”

RIMI radiologists hold faculty positions at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and sub specialize in all areas of medical imaging, including women’s imaging; bone, joint and muscle imaging; neurology; cardiology; and pediatrics.   Furthermore, RIMI radiologists are on staff at Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants, Hasbro Children’s Hospital and The Miriam Hospital.

For more information, call Rhode Island Medical Imaging at (401) 432-2400.

About Rhode Island Medical Imaging

Established in 1943, Rhode Island Medical Imaging (RIMI) maintains the highest standards of practice in medical diagnostic imaging. Their network of private facilities is staffed by board certified radiologists, registered technologists, and dedicated office personnel, offers physicians and patient’s prompt and professional service using state-of-the-art technology. The team of radiologists has broad based experience and subspecialty training in all areas of diagnostic imaging, providing patients with immediate access to consultations in any medical imaging subspecialty. RIMI radiologists also perform and interpret the full spectrum of imaging examinations at Rhode Island Hospital, Women & Infants Hospital, and the Miriam Hospital. Those activities are complemented by their academic commitment to The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  RIMI’s goal is to provide every physician and patient with the highest quality in contemporary diagnostic imaging. For more information about Rhode Island Medical Imaging, visit