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August 27, 2015 bchc-news

BCHC Radiology Department Passes Annual Mammography Inspection for the 11th Consecutive Year

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women.  It is estimated that 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime.  Recommended yearly for women 40 years of age and older, the Radiology Department at BCHC is proud to provide the service of digital mammography as a powerful tool for prevention and early detection.

Recently, an annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection was conducted at BCHC by the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Reporting no deficiencies, the inspection revealed that the Radiology Department was compliant with all MQSA requirements and standards.  This is the 11th consecutive year BCHC has earned this designation.

BCHC Mammography is a participant in the “Care for Yourself: The Iowa Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection Program,” which provides free cancer screenings. Eligibility is based on a woman’s age and personal financial situation. Priority is given to women who are 40 or older and are due for a screening or have not had a screening in several years. Assistance can be provided not only to women without insurance, but also to those who have a deductible or co-pay which is more than they can afford.

For more information on the Care for Yourself program, call the Black Hawk County Health Department at 319-292-2225. Care for Yourself is nationally funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In addition to digital mammography, BCHC Radiology offers digital diagnostic imaging services including CT scan, bone density screenings, general X-rays, MRI, ultrasounds, and mobile nuclear medicine. For more information, visit www.bchealth.org or follow Buchanan County Health Center on Facebook.

Pictured: BCHC Mammography Technicians L-R: Julie Till, Char McCluskey, Kaitlyn Phillipson

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