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. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.”
This accreditation is proof that McHenry County residents don’t need to go to Chicago to get the best care possible. Centegra Health System offers state-of-the-art technology along with highly-qualified, trained and experienced staff right here in your backyard,” said John Heinrich, director of medical imaging for Centegra.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.
Centegra Health System offers digital mammography at four of its state-of-the-art locations throughout McHenry County: Centegra Hospital – McHenry, located at 4201 Medical Center Drive; Centegra Hospital – Woodstock, located at 3701 Doty Road; Centegra Gavers Breast Center located at 360 N. Terra Cotta Road in Crystal Lake; and Centegra Health Center – Huntley located at 10350 Haligus Road. Each location offers weekday hours and many offer hours in the evening and Saturdays.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community.
For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).