Scott & White Radiology, Section of Breast Imaging
Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
"The ACR designation is a public recognition of the Radiology Department’s achievements in Breast Imaging — our attention to the highest quality imaging, giving our patients the best chance at early diagnosis. We put our patients first."
— Debra L. Monticciolo, MD, FACR, Section Chief of Breast Imaging
Dr. Monticciolo has worked extensively at the national level on issues involving breast imaging quality and patient safety. She is the current President of the Society of Breast Imaging, Chair of Accreditation Programs for the ACR, and Chair of the Breast MRI Accreditation Program.
Scott & White’s Section of Breast Imaging was among the very first in the nation — and first in Texas — to receive the American College of Radiology (ACR) designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. This designation is given only to those Breast Imaging Centers that have demonstrated high quality in all areas of breast imaging:
- Breast ultrasound
- Ultrasound-guided breast needle biopsy
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
To receive this recognition, our Breast Imaging Section was evaluated by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists on the following:
- Personnel qualifications
- Adequacy of facility equipment
- Quality-control procedures
- Quality-assurance programs
This accreditation means that the staff at our Breast Imaging Center is well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and evaluate your diagnostic imaging tests and that this facility and equipment meet or exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines.
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.