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2018-02-07 / Front Page

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital and Healthcare Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in digital mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Digital mammography, also called full-field digital mammography (FFDM), is a mammography system in which the xray film is replaced by electronics that convert xrays into mammographic pictures of the breast. These systems enable better pictures with a lower radiation dose and allow for the radiologist to capture and manipulate the images so abnormalities can be seen more easily.

“This benchmark represents our ability to meet the highest standards of both image quality and patient safety.” says Kari Thomsen, Mammography Supervisor at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital. “ACR accreditation is another example of HNJH’s commitment to providing our patients with high quality care.”

The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR 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 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 Helen Newberry Joy Hospital Medical Imaging Department provides a full array of services including X-Ray, Computed Tomography (CT), Ultrasound, Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, Bone Densitometry and Echocardiography. For more information about Diagnostic Imaging services at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital call 906.293. 9237.

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