Providence St. Mary Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, also part of the Providence family of organizations, is home to the only other Breast Imaging Center of Excellence within 100 miles.
“Our staff, equipment, and quality interpretation (radiologist support) are well deserving of the American College of Radiology designation, Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” says Dr. Patrick Davis, Diagnostic Imaging Medical Director at Providence St. Mary. “It represents our commitment to our patients and medical staff, providing the best quality breast imaging, making a difference in our community and region.”
By awarding the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, determined that Providence St. Mary has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. 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.
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