MCHC Mammography program passes annual inspection
Albia, Iowa, December 15, 2022 – According to the American College of Radiology, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women. Women at age of 40 and higher should receive a mammogram every year.
Recently, an annual mammography inspection was completed at MCHC by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. Reporting no deficiencies, the inspection revealed that the MCHC Mammography program was compliant with all requirements and standards.
The MCHC Mammography program offers 3D mammography examinations with a Hologic Selenia Dimensions mammography machine. The Selenia Dimensions machine has proven to detect 20-65% more invasive breast cancers compared to 2D alone, an average increase in detection of 41%. With this machine, we produce fast, low dose and superior clinical images compared to 2D mammography.
MCHC also offers free mammograms to patients who do not have insurance or who have insurance that will not pay for a mammogram. Patients are required to fill out financial information to be approved. For more information on this program, please call the Radiology Department at 641-932-1721.
The MCHC Mammography program is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting the ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field of mammography. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed.
What does this mean to a patient?
- Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure we meet nationally accepted standards of care.
- Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation safely.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test you will receive, and our facility meets or exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines.
Mammography exams are performed Monday-Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Please call 641-932-1721 to schedule yours today.
Mammography made personal.
Established in 1951, Monroe County Hospital & Clinics (MCHC) is a trusted provider of high
quality, local health care to the residents of Monroe County, IA and surrounding counties. Our highest mission is a promise to create an excellent health care experience. We believe it must
be our number one priority to ensure the personal safety and security of each customer and employee. Our full-service, primary care hospital offers an array of inpatient and outpatient
health services including surgical, clinical, specialty, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy, emergency, sleep studies, pain management services and much more.
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