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Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation in Mammography

Updated: 9/29/2015

Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (MFSH) 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 disease. MFSH is also one of the few facilities that provide the latest advancement in breast mammography-3D breast tomosynthesis.

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.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment to have achieved this accreditation through the ACR, assuring that Millard Suburban is able to provide the patients we serve the highest quality and newest technology in digital mammography,” said Dawn Taylor, director of cardiopulmonary and imaging services, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. “I am so proud of the staff that worked hard to achieve this accreditation.”

“Millard Suburban is committed to providing high quality care for each and every patient,” said Chris Lane, president, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. “This recognition specifically demonstrates the imaging team’s hard work and dedication to providing advanced care for our community.”