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Stephens Memorial Hospital Women's Imaging Center
Receives ACR Accreditation

The Women's Imaging Center  at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation by the America College of Radiology (ACR) as a result of a recent rigorous survey.  The Women's Imaging Center was originally accredited by the ACR in 1994 and has been re-accredited each visit since then. 

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, VA, awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.  Evaluations are conducted by the 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 surveyors report their findings to the ACR's Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.

The Women's Imaging Center includes Mammography, Ultrasound, and Bone Density and performs close to 5,000 exams a year.    The SMH Center provides up to 300 free mammography screenings a year to women who have no insurance or who are underinsured, in an effort to make certain women are getting their annual mammograms.

Timothy Ingram, Director of Clinical Diagnostics, who oversees the department states, "I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our Mammography Staff. Their impressive efforts are evidenced by the awarding of this important accreditation, which is a reflection of the high quality of care provided to the women of our community."


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