Orange City Area Health System has been awarded a three-year term of 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, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
“When presented with an opportunity to raise the bar in women’s imaging, this staff and our facility responded,” commented Jenny Campbell, Radiology Manager at Orange City Area Health System. “This accreditation is a reflection of our commitment to continuously improve our quality of care and service. We can confidently deliver breast imaging services knowing that our technologists and our equipment continue to perform at the highest expected levels of quality in mammography today.”
“We are thrilled with the positive news of ACR accreditation,” added Dr. Jameson Guthmiller, Radiologist. “This reflects not only our commitment to bringing state-of-the-art technology to the region, but also the commitment and expertise of all of our staff.“
Orange City Area Health System utilizes the Genius™ 3D Mammography system, which provides greater accuracy for earlier detection of breast cancer. Learn more about the Radiology 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 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.