Mercy Breast Care Center Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Mercy Breast Care Center Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Posted on: October 14, 2010

Canton, Ohio: Mercy Breast Care 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).

Peer-review evaluations conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists determined that Mercy Breast Care Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

“By participating in this voluntary, vigorous review, Mercy Breast Care Center demonstrates its ongoing commitment to provide the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety for our patients,” says Judy Hadam, administrative director of radiology services at Mercy Medical Center.

More About Mercy Breast Care Center
Mercy Breast Care Center offers comprehensive services for women and men including screening and diagnostic mammography, ultrasound, ultrasound-guided biopsy, needle localization, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI and breast MRI needle localization. For patient convenience, screening mammography is available at Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Centers in Jackson, North Canton, Louisville, and Carroll and Tuscarawas Counties. Mercy Breast Care Center offers support services including a dedicated breast nurse coordinator, educational classes, support groups, community education programs and the ANGEL (African American Women Nurturing and Giving Each Other Life) Network. Mercy Boutique is a sanctuary of hope and healing for cancer survivors and offers custom breast prostheses, mastectomy forms, specialty bras, wigs, compression sleeves, skin care products and more.

More About the ACR
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.
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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