The Medical Center at Caverna 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 staff at The Medical Center at Caverna is proud to receive this accreditation once again. “ACR accreditation is basically the gold star for Radiology,” said Brittany Waddle, Radiology Manager of The Medical Center at Caverna. “This means we have been rigorously reviewed on our image quality to ensure we are providing top-of-the-line breast imaging to our patients. We were very excited when we received our accreditation. To accomplish this has been rewarding, as a whole.”
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.
“For our patients, this accreditation means they can be assured when they come to our facility they are receiving quality diagnostic imaging close to home,” said Waddle.
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.