The American College of Radiology (ACR) recently designated Gordon Hospital’s Radiology department as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for being accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
“We are very pleased to receive this award of excellence from the ACR,” said Raina Sanford, director of Radiology at Gordon Hospital. “Our department prides itself on consistently maintaining the ACR’s high standards to provide the best quality of care for our patients.”
The ACR’s Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging evaluate each hospital’s accreditation status. For patients, accreditation means:
· Gordon Hospital has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
· The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and perform diagnostic procedures.
· The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment patients will receive, and the facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
The American College of Radiology consists of 32,000 members of radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. Its mission is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology and related fields by advancing the science of radiology, improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, providing continuing education for health professionals and conducting research for the future of radiology.