Finger Lakes Health
News
Online Services

News


Finger Lakes News
Soldiers & Sailors Mammography Earns ACR Accreditation
June 27, 2011, Penn Yan, NY — The Radiology Department at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography for its newly installed Full Field Digital Mammography Unit 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 the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

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 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.

Jeff Fultz, director of diagnostics comments, “this accreditation speaks highly to the experience and dedication of the staff at the Soldiers & Sailors Mammography Department, who deliver the best care available to those we serve in our community."

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.





Geneva General Hospital to Host Blood Drive
Aug 18, 2014
Living Center at Geneva - South to Host Blood Drive
Aug 7, 2014
Marion S. Whelan School of Practical Nursing Celebrates 2014 Commencement
Aug 6, 2014
FLH Foundation Presents Kitty Wigsten Award
Jul 14, 2014
Donation Supports New Equipment
Jul 14, 2014
Taylor-Brown Auxiliary Presents $8,000 to Huntington Living Center
Jun 30, 2014
Golf Tourney Raises $14,000 for Cardiac Rehab
Jun 25, 2014
Vein Center of the Finger Lakes to Host Free Vein Ablation Therapy Consultation
Jun 19, 2014
Finger Lakes Health’s Nursing Schools Announce Spring 2014 Dean’s List
Jun 2, 2014
Spring 2014 Thrive, Health and Wellness Magazine Now Available On-Line
Jun 19, 2014
Print    Email