Thursday, February 21, 2019
King’s Daughters’ 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). Mammography is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and 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.
“This accreditation is a reflection of our exceptional team members who work together every day to deliver the highest standards of care to our patients,” said Amy Kasper, Director of Medical Imaging at Kings’ Daughters’ Health. “It is a privilege for us to care for our community, and we want to ensure that we exceed their expectations for quality care. Their trust in us is something we don’t take lightly.”
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 healthcare services.