The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, 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, have determined the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“We are very proud of everyone at the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, and congratulate them on being named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology,” said Norman Dascher Jr., chief executive officer of Samaritan and St. Mary’s hospitals, and vice president of Acute Care Troy at St. Peter’s Health Partners. “This designation is a tremendous recognition of the compassion and clinical skill they exhibit, every day, while caring for our patients.”
Additionally, the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital recently received a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound from the ACR.
Located on the third floor of St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, the state-of-the art Women’s Imaging Center offers a comprehensive suite of clinically advanced breast imaging and bone density testing.
The 4,800-square-foot center opened in October, and brought together the imaging services formerly offered at the Women’s Health Center at Samaritan Hospital, St. Peter’s Women’s Imaging at the Massry Center, and the women’s imaging services previously offered at St. Mary’s Hospital.
The Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital also brought together the professional and compassionate staff from these three legacy centers. The new center’s staff includes a board-certified clinical breast radiologist.
Services provided at the new center include 3-D tomosynthesis technology for mammography screening and diagnostics, bone densitometry or DEXA, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and biopsy.
To learn more about the Women’s Imaging Center at St. Mary’s Hospital, please visit: http://www.sphp.com/womens-imaging-center
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