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November 5, 2013

Briefly: Nov. 6, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute

‘Living with Low Vision’ meeting today


A “Living with Low Vision” meeting is scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. today in Sycamore Manor at 222 S. 25th St. The topic will be “November is Diabetes Awareness Month.”

Guest speaker Dale Voges will talk about the resources available at the Diabetes Education Center at Union Hospital.

For more information on the WILL Center’s Low Vision Program, visit www.thewillcenter.org or contact Danny Wayne Beemer at 812-298-9455 or dannywayne@thewillcenter.org.

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St.Vincent Clay earns accreditation


St. Vincent Clay Hospital in Brazil has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed as part of the review process. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

St.Vincent Clay also recently acquired digital mammography technology. Digital mammography gives doctors a clearer picture of the breast tissue, allowing them to detect more than 80 percent of cancers two to five years before a lump can be felt. And, digital mammograms are precise and fast. For more information, call 812-442-2560.

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