Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Valley’s Breast Center was awarded another three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.
“We are proud to have achieved mammography accreditation from the American College of Radiology. This is the gold standard in medical imaging – and it is evidence of our high-quality program, staff, and physicians. Our team is honored to be able to provide our patients with the highest quality breast imaging services,” says John Wagner, Vice President for Perioperative Services.
Due for your annual mammogram?
Make your appointment today at our Breast Center’s Renton or Covington locations!
Schedule directly through MyChart or by calling 425.690.3688.
Timely appointments are essential to maintaining breast health. Make breast health a priority in your life—do your monthly self-checks and schedule your annual mammogram today.
Learn more about Valley’s Breast Center.
Valley’s Breast Center is recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the ACR in all modalities:
- Gold Seal: Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Gold Seal: Breast Ultrasound
- Gold Seal: Mammography
- Gold Seal: Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.