|Okmulgee Memorial 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.
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.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
Ms. Shari Simpson, Okmulgee Memorial Hospital’s Radiology Supervisor, heads the team of diagnostic radiologic technologists providing mammograms to the Okmulgee area. Their years of experience coupled with their close ties in the community, ensures caring, compassionate treatment for all patients needing mammography services. Okmulgee Memorial Hospital offers further diagnostic needs beyond mammography including ultrasound, computerized tomography, and nuclear medicine services.
If you need a diagnostic or screening mammogram or have questions or concerns contact the Imaging scheduling line at 918-756-4500.