Nyack, N.Y. January 7, 2014 – The Breast Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has once again been awarded a three year 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 is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
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.
“Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) is a tribute to the expertise of our radiology team who work collaboratively to ensure that we deliver the highest quality care to our patients,” said Dr. Shari Siegel-Goldman, Director of Breast Imaging at the Montefiore Nyack Hospital Breast Center. “Our continued recognition by the ACR promotes confidence for our patients and physicians in our ability to provide the very best care.”
The ACR is a national professional organization serving 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.
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