Campbell County Health (CCMH) 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.
Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions
What should I know about radiation safety?
Before your imaging procedure be sure to ask your physician the following
- Why is the test needed?
- How will having the test improve my care?
- Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
- Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
- Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?
Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?
When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our
imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets
standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals
To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility's personnel
qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality
control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have
met specific qualifications. It's important for patients to know that
every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified,
expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to
ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.
- Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification,
to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your
radiation therapy treatments.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive,
and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
What does the gold seal mean?
When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed
imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level
of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel
have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status
by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging
accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000