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Breast Care Center Designated as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Peyton Anderson Cancer Center Building.

The American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging have designated Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center, a Facility of Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center, as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Located at Atrium Health Navicent Peyton Anderson Cancer Center and Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center in Macon, Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center provides diagnostic imaging services used both in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

By naming a facility as a Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence, ACR recognizes that a breast imaging center has earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and MRI.

Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists, confirm each facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

“This designation recognizes that Atrium Health Navicent has met the high standards of the American College of Radiology for quality and safety in medical imaging and radiation oncology treatment. Patients can trust that they will receive excellent diagnostic care when they come to Atrium Health Navicent,” said Dr. Paul Dale, chief of surgical oncology for Atrium Health Navicent and medical director for Atrium Health Navicent Peyton Anderson Cancer Center.

Atrium Health Navicent offers certified breast health imaging navigators who work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure patients receive comprehensive breast health services from screening to diagnostic imaging and any required imaging follow-up needed for treatment.

Additionally, patients with dense breast tissue or difficult-to-read mammograms have access to secondary screening using Molecular Breast Imaging. Atrium Health Navicent is one of only a few dozen centers in the nation that provide this cutting-edge technology.

High-risk genetic screening and counseling is also offered.

Atrium Health Navicent Breast Care Center is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and is a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Consortium of Breast Centers National Quality Measures for Breast Centers.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 42,000 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. ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging. Since 1987, ACR has accredited more than 39,000 facilities in nine imaging modalities, three designation programs and one Center of Excellence program.

To schedule a mammogram at Atrium Health Navicent, call 478-633-7020.


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