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Methodist Richardson Medical Center Named an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
04/05/2012

Methodist Richardson, ACR Breast Imaging Center of ExcellenceMethodist Richardson Medical Center has been designated as a Certified Quality Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. This designation confirms that Methodist Richardson Medical Center's breast care program is among the highest caliber in the country.

The breast imaging services at Methodist Richardson are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and 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 that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

"Earning the accreditation was a very rigorous process," said Greg Cooper, director of Radiology. "We have proven that we are a quality breast center with the utmost attention to detail in all aspects of our care. Our use of advanced digital imaging technology, and our high standards for quality, helps ensure the detection of breast cancer in its earliest stages, resulting in the best outcomes for our patients."

Methodist Richardson Center for Women's Health Earns ACR AccreditationThe ACR is a national organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

Note to editor: Photo http://www.methodisthealthsystem.org/RichardsonACR  
Caption: Among the staff members at the Methodist Richardson ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence are (back row, from left) Thomas Johnson, MD; Amy Menchaca; Shelly Pishva; and Melissa Jones; (second row) Janet Sullins; Joy Timmerman; and Erin Walser; (front row) Wakita Lamb.

About Methodist Health System
Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas. Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at www.methodisthealthsystem.org. Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at www.methodisthealthsystem.org/socialmedia.

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