Baton Rouge General Earns Accreditation Through The American College of Radiology

Allison B. Hudson

aton Rouge General Medical Center 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 prevention, detection and treatment of breast diseases at Baton Rouge General is managed by our Women’s Center and Pennington Cancer Center.

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.   

About Baton Rouge General

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 544 licensed beds between two campuses.  As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.  For more information, please visit www.brgeneral.org.

Baton Rouge General’s Women’s Center was named Louisiana’s first accredited Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, administered by the American College of Surgeons. The Women’s Center focuses on prevention, detection and treatment of breast diseases by providing services such as mammography, genetic testing, breast ultrasound, biopsies and treatment options through Baton Rouge General’s Pennington Cancer Center.