OSF HealthCare Earns ACR Accreditation in Mammography

4/13/2020 - Ottawa, Illinois

  • Pictured (left:right) -  Mammography/Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists: Kelli DeWalt, Michelle Hainline, Samantha Miller, and Dawn Christie.

    Pictured (L:R) - Mammography/Diagnostic Radiologic Technologists: Kelli DeWalt, Michelle Hainline, Samantha Miller, and Dawn Christie.

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of breast imaging that uses low-dose x-rays to detect breast cancer in women who do not have signs or symptoms of the disease. 3D mammography is an imaging test that combines multiple breast x-rays to create a three-dimensional picture of the breast.

“With the completion of both the mammography and 3D mammography ACR accreditations, our patients can expect to receive accurate imaging results from high-quality, evidence-based care,” stated Thomas Dziorny, Director of Diagnostic Imaging for OSF HealthCare. “I would like to thank Dawn Christie, Kelli DeWalt, Michelle Hainline, and Samantha Miller, for their dedication to imaging excellence. They are incredible and compassionate technologists who were instrumental in the ACR accreditation processes.”

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, following 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. 

OSF Saint Elizabeth has ACR Accreditations with certifications in 3D Mammography, Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound.

About the American College of Radiology:

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.