On August 24, 2017, The American College of Radiology (ACR) renewed the designation of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas, a MANA Clinic. The Breast Center first received the designation in January of 2014.
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 this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
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, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
With the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence accreditation, those concerned with radiation exposure can be assured The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas, a MANA Clinic, has meet the highest level of patient safety standards.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging, radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
In 2003, Drs. Danna Grear and Kevin Pope established The Breast Center of Northwest Arkansas, a MANA Clinic, as the first independent facility in Arkansas dedicated solely to breast imaging. Drs. Kelly Pierce, Britton Lott, and Katherine Rankin are fellowship-trained in breast imaging. Dr. Steven Harms, a world-renowned Breast MRI expert, returned to Arkansas to provide the only dedicated breast MRI in Northwest Arkansas. The physicians opened a second location in Bentonville, Arkansas in 2006. The clinical breast radiologists and their team of experienced staff are committed to providing comprehensive breast care for women, with the latest screening tests including 3D(TM) Mammography, Breast MRI, Risk Assessment, customized screening plans, and expert diagnostic care.
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