Belton Regional Medical Center Earns ACR Accreditation in Mammography
August 22, 2012
Belton Regional Medical Center, part of HC Midwest Health System-Kansas City’s largest healthcare network- 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 early detection and diagnosis of breast disease in women. Belton Regional Medical Center performs mammograms using digital technology.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACP 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 all 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.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologist, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Belton Regional Medical Center’s imaging department offers screening mammograms on a walk in basis for our patient’s convenience Monday through Friday during regular business hours or, they can be scheduled by contacting our scheduling office at 816-348-1260.