IU Health Saxony Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation
An IU Health Saxony Release
Fishers, Ind.— Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
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.
Nancy Davison, manager of Imaging Services said, “We are proud to receive the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation. This accreditation by the American College of Radiology provides our patients the assurance that they receive the highest level of image quality with the highest level of safety standards.”
Achieving this accreditation is very timely with the start of a new Breast Care program that opened in August. With the addition of Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD, FACS, and Linda K. Han, MD, FACS, two breast surgical oncology specialists, to the existing Women’s Imaging services at IU Health Saxony Hospital, women now have convenient access to expert breast care and the assurance of a high quality service.
“Our American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of service to Fishers and the surrounding communities,” said Davison.
To learn more about the Breast Care program, visit iuhealth.org/saxonybreastcare.