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Mercy Breast Care Center Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
Start Date
08/03/2011
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The Mercy Breast Care Center located at 330 Dakota Dunes Boulevard in Dakota Dunes, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). The Mercy Breast Care Center is the only triple-accredited breast care treatment facility in the Siouxland area.

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 Mercy Breast Care Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Dr. Fahima Qalbani, the director of the Mercy Breast Care Center and a pioneer in women’s imaging services in this region, says the accreditation underscores the quality of care being provided at the Mercy Breast Care Center. “We are honored to receive this accreditation from ACR,” said Dr. Qalbani. “This recognition gives our patients the assurance they need that the care they will receive at the Mercy Breast Care Center is exceptional. We are proud to provide that level of care to Siouxland women.”

The 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.

For more information, contact:
Jim Wharton, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development (712) 279-2732
Dianne Krier, Mercy Marketing and Communications Coordinator (712) 279-5682

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