St.Vincent Anderson Regional Women’s Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center
of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
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), explained the Women’s Center manager Amy Carey.
conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians
and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined
that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image
quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control
procedures, and quality assurance programs.
The Women’s Center is an
integral part of St.Vincent Anderson Regional's breast care program, which was the first
Madison County facility to be accredited by the National Accreditation
Program for Breast Centers.
“I am so excited and proud of the hard
work of our Women’s Center staff to have earned Breast Imaging Center of
Excellence accreditation from the American College of Radiology,” said
Carey. “This, in conjunction with our NAPBC distinction, continues to
display our ongoing dedication to providing the best possible care right
here in Madison County.
“St.Vincent Anderson Regional is dedicated to providing our
patients with expert breast care,” said Sandy Crawley, director of St.Vincent Anderson Regional's Cancer Center and Clinical Research Department. “We were
among the first hospitals in the U.S. to provide the 5-day treatment for
The Women’s Center uses state-of-the-art digital
mammography to provide the most accurate imaging available for early
detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Accuracy of diagnosis is
further increased by the use of computer aided detection, which assists
radiologists in identifying areas on a mammogram that may warrant a
If additional testing or treatment is required, the
Women’s Center’s breast care navigator can assist with scheduling,
education and support. The Women’s Center offers stereotactic breast
biopsy, breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy),
pre-surgical wire localization, ductography and aspirations.
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.