The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated RadSite as an official accrediting body for diagnostic imaging. RadSite is the most innovative and cost-effective choice for accreditation—with dynamic solutions that can take you into the future of healthcare.

A Trusted Partner—

With a Track Record of Proven Quality.


In 2005, RadSite began its assessment program to promote quality and reduce the cost of diagnostic imaging.


In 2013, after rigorous demonstration of its commitment to quality standards, RadSite was designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) as the newest accrediting organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA).

Expert Leadership

Garry Carneal, JD, MA

President & CEO

Garry Carneal, JD, MA, is a leading expert in healthcare. He has researched, written, and published extensively on quality, medical management, information technology, and regulatory trends. He has an established track record in helping trade associations, accreditation organizations, and other health-related businesses scale-up nationally. During his career, Mr. Carneal has brought to market over 20 accreditation programs that have been recognized by 45 states and three federal agencies.

In addition to being founder and CEO of Schooner Strategies, a healthcare-focused consulting firm, Mr. Carneal serves as the senior policy advisor to The Kennedy Forum as well as chair of the RadSite Advisory Board. He also serves on the Preventing Colorectal Cancer board and on several committees for the Case Management Society of America.

Mr. Carneal received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

Eliot Siegel, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Siegel is an internationally recognized radiologist who serves as professor and vice chair at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD.

As chief medical officer, Dr. Siegel helps oversee and promote the integrity of all quality-based programs and research initiatives for RadSite. He also provides guidance for RadSite’s accreditation programs and internal quality improvement initiatives.

Dr. Siegel has written more than 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the subject, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has presented more than 1,000 times worldwide on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He was named Researcher of the Year, Educator of the Year, and received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian Award.

Phillip W. Patton, PhD, CHP, DABR, DABSNM

Chief Physics Officer

Phillip W. Patton has conducted research in a wide variety of medical imaging and cancer treatment projects. His early work involved modeling and exploring improved methods of imaging and treating cancer in the skeleton. His efforts were responsible for improvements in the Monte Carlo modeling code for radiation transport and measured doses to bone and bone marrow to validate the modeling effort. Dr. Patton also worked extensively to model and develop experimental measurements for doses received during high energy X-ray interrogation of cargo containers for Homeland Security applications. He devised a unique combination of radiation measurements in air with human-simulating phantoms embedded with TLDs. President and CEO of LBT Radiation Physics Consulting, Ltd., Dr. Patton is a Certified Health Physicist (2006), a Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (2009), a Diplomat of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine (2011), and a Licensed Medical Physicist. He was a professor of health physics at UNLV from 2000 – 2011. Dr. Patton’s work has been published in such professional journals as Health Physics, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and Medical Physics.

Julie Irons, HIA, HCSA

Manager of Accreditation

As manager of accreditation, Ms. Irons manages all aspects of the applicant’s experience from initial contact to application set-up, review, and the awarding of the accreditation.  Ms. Irons also manages RadSite’s Accreditation Committee, which oversees the review and approval of all MAP applicants.  Ms. Irons came to RadSite with 15 years of experience as an account and education manager at URAC, a nationally recognized healthcare accrediting body.

Ms. Irons earned the Health Insurance Associate (HIA) and the Healthcare Customer Service Associate (HCSA) credentials through the America’s Health Insurance Plan (AHIP) Insurance Education programs.

RadSite’s MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP) is a detailed process for ADI imaging modalities and requires thorough documentation and verification of facilities and licensure.


What’s Next?

Can accreditation be real-time? Can it be value-based? What about a performance dashboard? These are the questions now surfacing, and CMS is actively seeking ideas on making standards more meaningful.

RadSite has the experience and the forward-thinking strategy to drive these kinds of innovations. Our position papers, our contributions to governing bodies, our advocacy and outreach—these efforts distinguish RadSite as a thought-leader in the industry. It’s accreditation reinvented.

To learn more about RadSite’s innovations in quality and accreditation services, contact us.

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