Doctors Hospital of Manteca Earns Breast MRI Accreditation from American College of Radiology

Nov 4, 2022

acr-accreditation-300x200Doctors Hospital of Manteca has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

MRI of the breast, when used with mammography and breast ultrasound, can be a very useful diagnostic tool. Recent research has found that MRI can locate some small breast lesions sometimes not seen by mammography. It can also help detect breast cancer in women with breast implants and in younger women who tend to have dense breast tissue.

“This recognition is another example of our commitment to making sure our patients receive the care and services they deserve close to home,” said Paul Bhangu, Director of Imaging Services. “By offering the latest diagnostic imaging technology, we are able to provide a continuum of services under one roof, providing ease and accessibility for our patients.”

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.

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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