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November 2014
Mercy’s Diagnostic Imaging Services pass inspections with high marks

Mercy’s Diagnostic Imaging department recently underwent two quality inspections with 100 percent compliance.

                                                                                                            

Mercy’s Computerized Tomograpy (CT) service was surveyed by the Minnesota Department of Health.   The CT survey is conducted approximately every three years and is an unannounced visit.  This survey includes an interview with staff and review of radiation safety records.

 

The FDA inspects mammography services each year under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). Aspects examined during the survey include equipment testing, policy and procedures, quality control records, staff credentials, etc.

 

“The positive results of these inspections reflect the quality of services performed here at Mercy,” said Anna Koski, Supervisor. “We are very proud of our staff members and their commitment to provide the highest standard of care.”

 

Mercy participates in programs that make low-cost or free mammograms available to women who qualify. As part of an American Cancer Society Screening Program, mammograms will be offered in November and December at a cost of $80 to women whose insurance may be inadequate or to those with high unmet deductibles. The fee must be paid at the time of the exam. Patients should be 40 or older, asymptomatic and have no history of breast cancer. Free mammograms are also available to women who qualify through the SAGE program.

 

To make a mammography appointment, call Mercy at 218-485-5578. Evening mammography appointments are available on November 17 and December 9.

 

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