The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
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.
“With excellence and sophistication, the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital provides preventative screening with the high level of quality and compassion for which our organization is known,” said Norman Dascher Jr., chief executive officer of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals, and vice president of Acute Care Troy at St. Peter’s Health Partners. “Thank you and congratulations to the physicians, nurses, other providers, and staff whose dedication and expertise resulted in this accreditation from the American College of Radiology.”
Located on the third floor of St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, the state-of-the-art Women’s Imaging Center offers a comprehensive suite of clinically advanced breast imaging and bone density testing.
The 4,800-square-foot center opened in October, and brought together the imaging services formerly offered at the Women’s Health Center at Samaritan Hospital, St. Peter’s Women’s Imaging at the Massry Center, and the women’s imaging services previously offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital also brought together the professional and compassionate staff from these three legacy centers. The new center’s staff includes a board-certified clinical breast radiologist.
Services provided at the new center include 3-D tomosynthesis technology for mammography screening and diagnostics, bone densitometry or DEXA, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and biopsy.
To learn more about the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, please visit: http://www.sphp.com/womens-imaging-center
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 profession of radiological care.
The ACR serves more than 36,000 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.