Posted: Friday, April 22, 2022

Breast Health Center Earns Renewed ACR Accreditation

Blount Memorial Hospital’s Breast Health Center has earned renewed accreditation from the American College of Radiology® (ACR) through mid-2025, following a survey performed by the Committee on Mammography Accreditation of the Commission on Quality and Safety.

The American College of Radiology® is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging, and the Blount Memorial Breast Health Center has maintained its accreditation since 1995.

The Breast Health Center has two mammography units, and both received accreditation for 2D and 3D imaging. The accreditation process includes an image review; a quality control review; and proof that all personnel, including radiologists, are current on licensure credentials and continuing education credits. The Breast Health Center’s imaging equipment was inspected and approved for use by a medical physicist, in accordance with ACR guidelines, as well.

The American College of Radiology® represents more than 41,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicians. It was founded in 1923 with the mission of improving patient care through quality and safety activities, the best available technology, and ensuring a robust future for the radiological professions.

The Breast Health Center undergoes ACR accreditation every three years. It also is accredited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and has undergone annual inspections to maintain FDA accreditation since 1985.

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