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CHI Health St. Francis Women’s Imaging Center earns ACR accreditation

The CHI Health St. Francis Women’s Imaging Center 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).

St. Francis is the only women’s imaging center outside of Omaha that has been designated as an ACR Breast Center of Excellence. In order to receive this designation, a facility must achieve accreditation by the ACR in all breast imaging modalities.

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. 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 that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

The St. Francis Women’s Imaging Center, located at 2620 West Faidley Ave., focuses on making patients feel comfortable and ensuring them the best imaging experience, including providing warm gowns and robes. The Women’s Imaging Center, which features convenient front-door parking, simple check-in, easy appointment scheduling and quick results, is the only location in Grand Island offering exclusive women’s imaging, including mammography, breast ultrasound and bone density screenings.

Women above the age of 40 who are ready for their next annual screening mammogram are encouraged to schedule directly by calling (308) 398-5588.

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 the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR, founded in 1924, 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 College serves more than 37,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, 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.

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