Mammography Services Earns Accreditation
February 28, 2012
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. Cheshire Medical Center utilizes a state-of-the-art, full-field digital mammography system. The digital mammography system incorporates the largest field of view; its major feature is a proven flat-panel detector for outstanding image quality and advanced viewing for clear detail throughout the breast. This system, operated by a team of Registered Technologists, provides patients with some of the best screening methods available in the quest for early detection of breast diseases and breast cancer.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic and 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 healthcare services. 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.