Paducah Diagnostic Center was awarded a gold seal accreditation from the American College of Radiology for mammography and computer tomography.
Awarded in July, the ACR gold seal accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, and is awarded to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians in the field. The ACR accreditation assures the public that staff and equipment passed the ACR’s rigorous evaluation.
Computer tomography, CT scanning or CAT scanning, is a noninvasive medical test that integrates multiple X-rays taken in different locations from different angles to form a three-dimensional image. A CAT scan can be used to diagnose or assess conditions like cancer, broken bones, blood clots and heart disease.
Mammography is performed to screen healthy women for signs of breast cancer and is also used to follow up on findings or to evaluate women with symptoms of breast disease.