April 05, 2011
The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, an affiliate of Women’s & Children’s Hospital, has been designated a Breast ImagingCenter of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Women’s Imaging Centre is the first and only facility in Acadiana to have achieved this prestigious designation.
The designation signifies that the Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre meets the highest standards of the radiology profession. A center of excellence designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, breast ultrasound and ultrasoundguided biopsy, and stereotactic 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 Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“The Women’s Imaging Centre voluntarily underwent ACR's rigorous review process and was certified as meeting or exceeding nationally accepted standards. It recognizes the quality of every aspect of the center including our staff and state-of-the-art equipment. We are very proud of this achievement. This designation represents the ‘gold standard’ for breast imaging and demonstrates the staff’s well-coordinated commitment to delivering care at this high level,” states Kathy Bobbs, CEO, Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGYThe ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. It is a recognized leader in accreditation of medical imaging and radiation oncology.
ABOUT THE ELAINE M JUNCA WOMEN’S IMAGING CENTRE The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre, an affiliate of Women’s & Children’s Hospital, is a full-service breast imaging center that offers comprehensive services in a spa-like setting including digital mammography, dedicated breast MRI, diagnostic ultrasound, high-resolution automated whole breast ultrasound and bone density scans. The Women’s Imaging Centre is one of the few facilities in the region to offer whole breast ultrasound and the Aurora system for dedicated breast MRI imaging. The Elaine M. Junca Women’s Imaging Centre is located at 5000 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Building 10. More information about the Centre is available at