(05/30/2012)
Minnie Hamilton Health System has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in digital 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.

(Pictured left is Jodi Rowe mammography technician at Minnie Hamilton Health System.)

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 practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a digital mammogram at Minnie Hamilton Health System, please call the Radiology Department at 304-354-9244.


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