Midstate Radiology Associates accredited by American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

July 01, 2013

Midstate Radiology Associates, based out of MidState Medical Center with satellites in surrounding towns, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Center of Excellence designation indicates that our breast imaging meets the highest standards of the radiology profession. The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

Midstate Radiology Associates received this prestigious designation following a recent survey by the ACR. The evaluations were conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who assessed the qualifications of personnel and the adequacy of the facility equipment. "Proper diagnosis and effective treatment of a breast abnormality begins with accurate imaging. We are pleased and proud to have received this designation, and our patients can be confident that they will receive safe, accurate and effective care," said radiologist Dr. Gary Dee.

The Midstate Radiology breast care team includes board-certified radiologists, experienced breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, cytopathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, female mammography technologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals skilled in breast care.

Our comprehensive breast care services include: screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, core and surgical biopsies, fine needle aspiration, lymphoscintigrams and sentinel lymph node biopsies, cytopathology services, genetic testing and counseling for patients at high risk for breast cancer, breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, radiation therapy, clinical research trials for new treatments, and a full range of support services.

When you see a facility listed with the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal, you know:

  • Your facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive.
  • The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine and medical physicists which programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

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