Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) has been awarded a three-year term of reaccreditation 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.
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 Guidelines 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.
TGMC’s Women’s Imaging and Breast Center is located in the TGMC Women’s Center and was the first comprehensive breast center in the region. The center offers a multitude of procedures including bone density scans, digital mammography, core breast biopsies and ultrasounds. The Women’s Imaging and Breast Center was the first facility to offer Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) technology in the Tri-Parish and New Orleans regions.
“TGMC strives to provide the highest level of care in every aspect and we are pleased that our Radiology department is exceeding standards in mammography. Early detection is so important and we encourage women to continue to get their annual mammograms,” said Phyllis Peoples, President and CEO of TGMC.
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