The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Radiology Department 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 Standard of Accreditation demonstrates that our Radiology Department continues to be in compliance with the performance standards, and reflects our commitment to providing safe and quality patient care,” said Victoria Woodrow, HMHD CEO.
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 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.
Hamilton Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Department is open for outpatient services Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m.–3 p.m., and Sunday Emergency call only. Patients can call 618-643-2361 to schedule an appointment.