Imaging services at Waynesboro Hospital meet high standards
WAYNESBORO, Pa. –Waynesboro Hospital recently had a successful Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The hospital has also earned a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
According to the FDA website, the MQSA is legislation that established national standards for accreditation, certification, and inspection of mammography facilities in the United States.
“Because of these standards, millions of women who receive mammograms in the U.S. each year can be confident they are receiving high-quality, consistent and reliable breast imaging at mammography facilities across the country,” the FDA website states.
Elaine Brooks an imaging technologist in the mammography department at Waynesboro Hospital said, “Our successful MQSA inspection is evidence of not only the great care we provide to our breast care patients, but also to the commitment Waynesboro Hospital has made to making great people and quality imaging technology available to our neighbors.”
Nuclear Medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to identify and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body.
The ACR follows a strict process to determine those sites that will become accredited, including review of operation policies, staff training, quality assurance, image review, and patient safety practices.
For more information on the mammography and nuclear medicine services available at Waynesboro Hospital, visit www.SummitHealth.org.
Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is a non-profit community hospital dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, and caring staff. For more information about Waynesboro Hospital, call (717) 765-4000 or visit www.SummitHealth.org