The Central Square Medical Center’s digital mammography service has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography following a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
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 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.
Community members can arrange for a digital mammography screening at the Central Square Medical Center by calling 668-5290.
Appointments are available weekdays from 8 a.m. a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Oswego Health also offers digital mammography testing at the Fulton Medical Center and residents can call 592-3555 to make an appointment there.
In addition, appointments for a mammogram screening in Oswego and Pulaski can be arranged by calling 349-5540.
The Oswego site also offers breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
All of these locations and services are accredited by the ACR.