Union County Hospital awarded three-year term of accreditation in mammography

Union County Hospital in Anna has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology, ACR. 

Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. 

A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. 

The gold seal is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters 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 practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement. 

“Maintaining our ACR accreditation isn’t an easy process, but it assures our community that we continue to meet the highest national standards for mammography services,” Union County Hospital CEO Jim Farris said in a news release. 

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. 

The college serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. 

Information about scheduling a mammogram is available by contacting Union County Hospital’s Central scheduling department at 833-1030.

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