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THE BREAST CENTER AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s is committed to improving the health of women through participation in rigorous, voluntary quality assurance programs. When you see the gold seals of accreditation displayed prominently in our facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets high standards for quality and patient safety.

 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

 

In addition, The Breast Center at Carondelet St. Mary’s and all of Carondelet’s imaging centers are free- standing outpatient centers with lower co-pays and deductibles than hospital based providers.

 

 

 

ACCREDITATION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What does ACR accreditation mean?
  • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally accepted standards of care.
  • Our personnel are well-qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging and interpret your images.
  • Our equipment is appropriate for the test you will receive, with the least amount of radiation necessary to ensure a high quality breast exam.
  • Our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

 

Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?

 

When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets high level standards for imaging quality and safety.

 

In addition to ACR accreditation, all Carondelet outpatient imaging centers, which offer breast imaging services, are certified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the State of Arizona Department of Health, and fully meet all regulatory requirements for the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA).

 

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. To learn more about the American College of Radiology, please visit: www.acr.org.