GOUVERNEUR -- E.J. Noble Hospital was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography following a review by the American College of Radiology.
Mammography is an imaging test that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
The 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 for continuous practice improvement.
Mammography services are provided at the hospital Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., by referral from a medical practitioner.
For more information about mammography services contact a primary care practitioner or the hospital radiology department at 287-1000.