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Imaging Center Gainesville Earns ACR Accreditation for Mammography

Published on December 20, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — The Imaging Center Gainesville, a service of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), has been awarded another three-year term of accreditation in mammography, as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

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.  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 Mammography Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“We are proud to receive this recognition again for our mammography services,” says Debbie Duke, director of Imaging Services at NGMC.  “The ACR accreditation is a true testament of the quality of services our physicians and staff provide our patients daily.”

For more information about services offered at the Imaging Center Gainesville, please call 770-219-8035, or visit

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