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Merit Health Natchez earns ACR accreditation
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March 8, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

NATCHEZ, Miss. –March 8, 2017 – Merit Health Natchez 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 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.

“Attaining and maintaining ACR accredited status is an achievement we are extremely proud to share with our community, said Eric Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Natchez. It is a testament of the commitment, significant effort and strong teamwork among our employees in this area, under the direction of Susan Grayson, Director of Medical Imaging at Merit Health Natchez.

“We are extremely proud of our mammography service, and the employees working in this area are committed to the patients they serve,” added Grayson. “Our ACR accreditation in mammography is validation of their hard work and commitment. I am extremely proud of the dedication, professionalism, skills and compassion they provide to their patients,” concluded Grayson.

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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