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Union County Hospital has been awarded a 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.

“Maintaining our ACR accreditation isn’t an easy process, but it assures our community that we continue to meet the highest national standards for mammography services,” Jim Farris, CEO of Union County Hospital, said in a news release.

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 Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

To schedule a mammogram, contact Union County Hospital’s Central Scheduling Department at 618-833-1030.

— The Southern

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