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Thursday, November 27, 2014
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital attains mammography accreditation
Courtesy St. John’s Episcopal Hospital
The American College of Radiology awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography to St. John’s Hospital. At left are mammography technologists Michelle Burchette, left, Lorraine Gabbola and Denise Alfieri.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography in a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is a vital source for early detection of breast diseases in women.
The accreditation signifies the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR’s national practice guidelines and technical standards after board-certified physicians and medical physicists complete a peer-review evaluation.
The Diagnostic Imaging Department at St. John’s is wholeheartedly committed to providing the highest quality inpatient and outpatient clinical services. The department’s newest service is pediatric sedation for diagnostic imaging such as MRIs, computed tomography scans and EEGs.

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