Imaging Center for Women Named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

In 2012, Newsletter, Volume 4 Issue 1 by Addison Clark

Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg’s Imaging Center for Women has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The center is a partnership between Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg (RAF) and Mary Washington Healthcare.

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 in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that the Imaging Center for Women has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Ed Swager, CEO of RAF, stated that “Radiologic Associates of Fredericksburg is honored that the long-standing collaboration between its specialty-trained women’s imaging physicians and the dedicated staff at the Imaging Center for Women has resulted in the Imaging Center for Women being the region’s only program to receive the American College of Radiology’s designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Less than ten percent of all accredited mammography sites in Virginia receive this level of designation, and we believe it exemplifies the extraordinary level of care that we are all committed to providing to the patients in our community.”