Effingham Hospital in Springfield has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
The ACR awarded accreditation to the Effingham Hospital imaging and radiology team for its achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. ACR evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s committee on accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
Mammography at Effingham Hospital is performed to screen healthy women for signs of breast cancer. It is also used to follow up on findings from screenings or to evaluate a woman who has symptoms of a breast disease. Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early.
Mammography is offered in the radiology department at Effingham Hospital as well as at Effingham Hospital Imaging Center at 110 Goshen Rd. in Rincon. For more information concerning high density mammography call 826-1400.