By Baylor Medical Center of McKinney
Baylor Medical Center at McKinney has been awarded a 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.
“This accreditation in mammography affirms the commitment of physicians and staff to provide women in our community with high quality imaging and breast care services,” said Scott Peek, president of Baylor Medical Center at McKinney.
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 Guidelines 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.
Located in the physician office building on the northwest corner of University Drive (Highway 380) and Lake Forest Drive, Baylor McKinney Breast Imaging Center offers a range of women’s imaging services for residents in and around McKinney, including quality screening and diagnostic mammography, as well as bone density screenings.
The Breast Imaging Center is equipped with advanced technology for accurate diagnosis, including fully digital mammography units. This allows radiologists to manipulate the images and focus more clearly on any areas of concern.
Digital mammography also reduces the need to retake underdeveloped images, decreases unnecessary patient return visits and typically allows the patient to move through the screening process more quickly. Our location offers Computer–Aided Detection (CAD). This system provides a second review of screening mammograms for areas that may be of concern.
About American College of Radiology (ACR)
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 and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
For more information on breast imaging at Baylor McKinney, call 1.800.4BAYLOR.
About Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Located at the northwest corner of Highway 380 and Lake Forest Drive, Baylor McKinney features a 95-bed, full-service hospital and surrounding medical office campus. Hospital services include heart and vascular, cancer, imaging, obstetrics and gynecology, level III NICU with private suites, digestive diseases, orthopedics, general surgery, neurology, internal medicine, emergency care, and outpatient services.
About Baylor Health Care System
Baylor Health Care System is a not-for-profit, faith-based supporting organization providing services to a network of acute care hospitals and related health care entities that provide patient care, medical education, research and community service. Baylor recorded more than 2.8 million patient encounters, $4 billion in total operating revenue, $5.2 billion in total assets and $502 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2011 (as reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services). Baylor’s network of more than 300 access points includes 30 owned/operated/ ventured/affiliated hospitals; joint ventured ambulatory surgical centers; satellite outpatient locations; senior centers and more than 180 HealthTexas Provider Network physician clinics. For information visit BaylorHealth.com.