RIVER FALLS, Wis.
River Falls Area Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Hospitals are accredited by the ACR for the achievement of high practice standards after undergoing peer-review evaluations by board certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
"Accreditation by the ACR confirms the excellence of the mammography staff and the state-of-the-art digital mammography and ultrasound equipment here at River Falls Area Hospital," said Dr. Todd Arsenault, medical director of the hospital's radiology department. "This combination results in a level of care at this hospital which is equal to that of larger institutions."
Last year, hundreds of women took steps to protect their breast health by getting a mammogram at River Falls Area Hospital, where more than 2,500 mammography studies were performed.
Mammography staff echo the guidelines issued by the American Cancer Society and the ACR that women should have annual mammograms after turning 40, as mammograms can help find breast cancer early, when treatment is more likely to be successful.