Jun 23, 2009 -
The Women's Center for Wellness in South Windsor, an affiliate of Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation for its digital mammography services as the result of a recent voluntary survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the facility with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnosis and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.
Accreditation by the ACR provides the public, referring physicians, other healthcare providers, and insurance companies with evidence that the accredited facility offers comprehensive healthcare services.