BRITT | The Hancock County Health System Radiology Department again received the top rating - a "no deficiency rating" - on its Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection.
The inspection, conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health marked the eighth consecutive year the organization has achieved this high score.
HCHS Radiology last spring began offering 3D mammography, which offers improved cancer detection by providing greater image visibility to see details in a way not possible before.
The MQSA requires all mammography facilities across Iowa to meet uniform quality standards. The MQSA ensures all women have access to quality mammography for the detection of breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages. Under this law all mammography facilities must be accredited by the FDA, which also means they are certified by the FDA.