Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

In the latest affirmation of the hospital's quality of care, Mercy Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The Center of Excellence designation affirms that Mercy has earned ACR accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Those accreditations reflect the results of peer-review evaluations by experts which determined that Mercy has achieved high practice standards in image quality, the qualifications of its personnel, and the hospital's equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

At Mercy Medical Center, it's easy to arrange state-of-the-art screening and diagnostic mammograms as part of convenient, comprehensive breast health services.

Mercy's Bishop McGann Center for Oncology and Imaging provides coordinated multidisciplinary screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care at a single location, utilizing the most advanced imaging and minimally-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of benign and malignant breast disease.

Mercy offers next-day screening appointments, and same-day results, with radiologists available to read images in real time, order additional views if needed, and consult with their physicians as needed. All images and reports are available to patients' physicians via computer, through a state-of-the-art Picture Archiving Communication System.

And Mercy makes it easy to transfer films and records of previous screenings at other facilities.

For information, appointments and physician referrals, call 516-62MERCY.