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Brooks ACR Mammography Accreditation renewed

May 30, 2009
Westfield Republican
Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk New York has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Mammography as the result of a recent 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 its 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 the facility equipment. The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. The Women’s Imaging Center at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk is equipped with a new Hologic Selenia Full Field Digital Mammography System. This new digital mammography system combines the latest advances in digital imaging technology with sophisticated information management capabilities to provide a total solution for digital mammography needs. This state-of-the-art digital mammography system at Brooks is the first of its kind in Chautauqua County and allows patients to receive a lower radiographic dose per visit than analog systems. The digital technology has increased patient capacity at Brooks and reduced turnaround times. In addition to Mammography, the Brooks Memorial Hospital CT, MRI, Nuclear Medicine and Ultrasound services are also accredited by the American College of Radiology. For additional information about Radiology Services at Brooks Memorial Hospital, please contact Brooks Memorial Hospital Radiology Director Sharon Muntz at 363-3936. To schedule your mammogram at Brooks Memorial Hospital, call 363-3933.

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The Brooks Memorial Hospital Mammography Techs show off the hospital’s new digital mammography system. From left: Martha Diluca, Jill Zentz, Debbie Bellando and Janis Ohl.



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