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September 02, 2014 bchc-news

Mammography Inspection

Congratulations to the Buchanan County Health Center’s Radiology Department!  The Radiology Department passed the US FDA’s annual MQSA (Mammography Quality Standards Act) inspection with flying colors. Inspectors found no deficiencies during its recent inspection. This is the 10th consecutive year BCHC has earned this designation.

Congress enacted MQSA in 1992 to ensure that all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. The rigorous inspection evaluates equipment, staff credentials and training, policies, and performance – including quality, proper film identification, proper reporting, and proper documentation.

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 mammography, BCHC Radiology offers digital diagnostic imaging services including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), bone density scans, CT scans, fluoroscopy studies, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and x-ray. For more information, contact the Radiology Department at 319-332-0870 or click here to visit the Radiology Department webpage.

Pictured: Buchanan County Radiology staff include front row from left: Becky Boggess, Kaitlyn Philippson, Char McCluskey and Katie Perry. Back row: Lisa Rasmussen, Peg Hoffman and Julie Till. Not pictured are Heather Schachtekle, Linda Sulzdorf, Josh Woodhouse and Jessica Naber.

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