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Published on January 13, 2011

ACR accreditation Mercy Earns Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation

Mercy Women’s Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for mammography, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, and stereotactic biopsy. This designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.
Centers that are designated as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence have:

  • Voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure they meet nationally  accepted standards
  • Employed personnel who are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments
  • Acquired equipment that is appropriate for the testing or treatment of breast cancer
  • Met or exceeded quality assurance and safety guidelines

“We’re pleased to have reached this significant milestone in the evolution of our breast imaging services,” says Lori Santel, Nurse Manager of Mercy Women’s Center.  “It’s gratifying to know that the ACR designation recognizes our dedication to improving women’s health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs.  Our goal is to continuously provide our patients with nationally recognized healthcare, delivered with The Mercy Touch.”      

About Mercy Women’s Center
For nearly 25 years the Mercy Women’s Center, located within Mercy Medical Center, has offered a distinctive mix of compassion and advanced technology to safeguard hundreds of women’s lives each year.  The Women’s Center provides comprehensive care, offering access to state-of-the-art equipment for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.  From screenings for breast care and bone health, to a wide range of counseling and referrals, it’s all under one roof at Mercy Women’s Center.
About ACR
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology.