McKenzie Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in digital mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). This gold seal of accreditation in mammography represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.
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 such as breast cancer. One of the most critical factors in improving the chances of surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer is early detection. Mammograms are a key component for the early detection of breast cancer. They are typically performed after the age of 40, but can be done earlier if there is a genetic predisposition for breast cancer or if breast cancer is suspected.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation is only awarded 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.
McKenzie Medical Center is located at 205 Hospital Drive in McKenzie. It is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information call 731-352-7907 or visit our website at www.mckenziemedicalcenter.com.