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McLaren Macomb - American College of Radiology accreditation

Published on Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The Breast Center holds several important certifications and accreditations from national review organizations, assuring patients that the hospital maintains the highest standards of treatment.

American College of Radiology accreditation

The McLaren Macomb Breast Center is accredited in mammography with the American College of Radiology, and certified by the State of Michigan and federal government. Technologists at the center are registered in mammography, and radiologists are board certified and hold additional credentials in mammography. By maintaining these standards of excellence, our facilities continuously demonstrate a strong commitment to image quality and safety.

What ACR Accreditation Means to Patients

Here you will find answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions regarding being an American College of Radiology (ACR) Accredited facility.

Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?

When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.

To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility's personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It's important for patients to know that every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.

What does ACR accreditation mean?

  • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that 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 therapy treatments.
  • Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

What does the gold seal mean?

When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.