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PMH earns accreditation

Published: Friday, April 20, 2012 1:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012 3:10 p.m. CDT

PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton has been awarded a three-year term of the gold seal of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Mammography is a specific type of medical 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 American College of Radiology gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting American College of Radiology 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 American College of Radiology Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The American College of Radiology is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000diagnostic/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.

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