Desert Radiologists Earns ACR Breast MRI Accreditation
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Desert Radiologists has earned Breast MRI accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and is the first facility in Las Vegas to receive this prestigious designation for its breast MRI services. The accreditation certifies that the breast MRI at Desert Radiologists meets ACR’s rigorous standards of image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
Studies have established the significance of breast MRI in the detection, monitoring and treatment of breast cancer. However, inconsistency across programs means not all women realize the same benefit. The need for standardization in part prompted ACR to establish its breast MRI accreditation program in 2010. Accreditation through the ACR involves thorough, repeated and objective evaluation of every aspect of a facilities’ breast MRI offerings. This manner of assessment is the only true way to ensure high standards of breast care are set and upheld.
Desert Radiologists recently completed an upgrade to their MRI equipment. The Sentinelle(TM) breast MRI coil system leverages an innovative patient support design with unique Variable Coil Geometry(TM) transforming traditional MRI equipment into a dedicated system for breast MR imaging and intervention. This next-generation system optimizes imaging, patient care and comfort, resulting in better imaging and a faster, safer procedure.
“Our radiologists are specially trained in breast MRI to ensure an accurate reading,” said William Moore, CEO of Desert Radiologists. “An MRI is much more sensitive than a mammogram, so it is more likely to detect abnormalities in the breast. Women at very high risk for breast cancer should consider having their breast MRI and other diagnostic tests done at our facility. This new accreditation along with our ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Award translates to reassurance for our patients, knowing that our center provides high quality in breast imaging.”
About Desert Radiologists
Desert Radiologists has been serving Southern Nevada since 1966. Our expert team of radiologists is the largest group of physicians providing quality diagnostic imaging in Nevada. We operate five outpatient locations throughout Las Vegas and Henderson and are radiology providers for nine Southern Nevada hospitals and one Northern Nevada hospital. Additionally, we provide radiology services for a large Cancer Center, a group of multi-specialty medical centers and several other facilities throughout Nevada and California. Desert Radiologists offers the most comprehensive procedures available including Angiography, Computed Tomography (CT), CT Colonography, Dexa Bone Densitometry, Dental Implant CT Scanning, Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray), Interventional & Cardiovascular Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Mammography, Nuclear Medicine, Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT), Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) and Ultrasound. In addition, our Desert Vascular Institute provides a complete array of vascular services.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national organization headquartered in Reston, VA, serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging, radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
SOURCE Desert Radiologists