PRLog - Sep. 1, 2011 - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). With this status, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City
Through peer-reviewed evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, the ACR has determined that the Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“Patients have a choice when selecting a breast health provider and this designation assures our patients that they’re in a facility with the highest level of imaging quality and safety,” said John Shook, M.D., breast surgeon and medical director of Saint Luke’s Breast Health Program.
This designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence comes on the heels of another prestigious recognition. In July, Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, Saint Luke’s South Hospital, and Saint Luke’s East Hospital were granted three-year/full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, which recognizes an excellent standard of care.
About Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care
Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care offers women access to the latest in breast imaging technology and minimally invasive biopsy techniques and is home to Kansas City’s only mobile mammography service. The center features fellowship-trained breast radiologists, board-certified, dedicated breast surgeons, and board-certified genetic counselors who provide education, comprehensive risk assessment, and genetic testing. In addition, the center offers walk-in mammograms, same-day appointments, and nurse navigators to provide care coordination and support. For more information about Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute Center for Breast Care, visit http://www.saintlukeshealthsystem.org.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national professional 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, and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
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Saint Luke's Health System based in Kansas City, Mo., consists of 11 area hospitals in northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas, and several primary and specialty care practices. We provide a range of inpatient, outpatient and home care services.