HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S WOMEN’S IMAGING CENTER EARNS ACR ACCREDITATION
Hardin Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review 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 an image 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 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The Women’s Imaging Center at Hardin Memorial Hospital is a place that really does understand women’s needs. Each year thousands of women come to the Women’s Imaging Center for Digital Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy and Bone Densitometry. Designed exclusively by women for women, it is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of today’s woman. The Women’s Imaging Center also features exclusive parking, a private entrance and waiting area with on-site registration, located on the backside of the hospital off Woodland Drive.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.