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Texas Breast Specialists Earns National Accreditation

American College of Radiology Awards Breast Imaging Center of Excellence
12/20/2010

Texas Breast Specialists, a related practice of Texas Oncology Amarillo Cancer Center, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Texas Breast Specialists is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing the most advanced breast screening and diagnostic services in Amarillo. Texas Breast Specialists is dedicated to detecting breast cancer and other breast disease at the earliest possible opportunity when it is small and treatment will be most effective. The practice provides digital screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound, breast-specific gamma imaging, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided needle and vacuum probe breast biopsies, ductography, and second opinion consultations.

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). 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.

“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious recognition for our imaging center,” said Dr. John Coscia, clinical breast radiologist and medical director at Texas Breast Specialists and Texas Oncology–Amarillo Cancer Center. “Our patients know that they are receiving a full range of services locally that adhere to nationally-recognized standards, including imaging through advanced technologies, and treatment options in their fight against cancer and breast disease.”

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 healthcare services.

Texas Breast Specialists is located at 1000 S. Coulter. Patients can call 806-457-2060 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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