The Breast Health Center Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The Breast Health Center of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 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).

“We are very proud of this designation,” says Shawn Imhoof, Director of Imaging Services of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “The Breast Health Center staff strives to be the best in the region and proves this with their compassionate interactions with their patients. To be named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is very humbling for our team.”

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.

“It’s very rewarding,” says Andy Guz, Chief Executive Officer of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. “Our entire team at the Breast Health Center is committed to continually providing superior quality patient care, and we are honored by this distinction.”

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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