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Why choose an accredited imaging facility for your mammogram?

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Why choose an accredited imaging facility for your mammogram?

Campbell County Health 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).

Accreditation means that our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care for mammography. Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging and interpret your images. Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

When a facility is accredited by the ACR, 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 American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.

CCH uses digital mammography and offers both 2D and 3D mammography. Traditional 2D digital mammography takes two-dimensional pictures of the breast. With 3D mammography, the breast is scanned into multiple layers and the radiologist can examine the tissue one thin layer at a time. Overlapping tissue could disguise or hide the fine details that could be signs of early cancer. 3D mammography allows the tissue to be more visible and less likely to be hidden with overlapping tissue. We suggest using 3D mammography as a first exam, and once your breast density has been determined, you and your provider should discuss future options between standard 2D and 3D mammography.

Patients who choose mammography at CCH enjoy a private waiting area with relaxing décor, mood lighting, and background music. Our five mammography technologists have over 100 years of combined experience, and work diligently to ensure that patients feel comfortable during their exam.

Doctors agree that early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. Successful treatment and survival rates for breast cancer patients are dramatically affected by early detection of breast cancers. Today, if breast cancer is found early, before it has spread to lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate is almost 100%.

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