Archbold Women’s Center ACR Accredited

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The Archbold Women’s Center recently renewed a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound biopsy by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Founded in 1924, the ACR is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.

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.

To earn accreditation, image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.

“Earning this accreditation again is a tremendous accomplishment for Archbold and the women we serve,” said Rebecca Jense, administrative director for radiology services at Archbold.

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast. This is used as a targeted study of the area of concern found on a mammogram or physical exam. A breast ultrasound biopsy is used to obtain tissue sampling of an abnormality.

“Not only is our facility accredited in breast ultrasound biopsy, but we’re also accredited in stereotactic breast,” said Michele Norton, supervisor at Archbold Women’s Center. “These accreditations are not mandatory, but it is a standard we sought to achieve for our patients and community.”

“We value our patients and continually strive to give them the best care possible,” said Jense. “This accreditation is validation that the Women’s Center is focused on providing quality patient-centered care.”


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