July 29 2014— Marshall Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging 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 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.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000
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.
Marshall Medical Center is an independent, nonprofit community healthcare
provider located in the heart of the Sierra Foothills. Marshall Medical
Center includes Marshall Hospital, a fully accredited acute care facility
with 113 beds in Placerville; several outpatient facilities in Cameron
Park, El Dorado Hills and Georgetown; and many community health and education
programs. Marshall has more than 200 board-certified physicians and 1,500
employees providing quality healthcare services to more than 175,000 residents
of El Dorado County.