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Houston Methodist Breast Care Center achieves “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence”

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The Woodlands, TX – Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands has achieved the highest accreditation as a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” from the American College of Radiology (ACR). To receive this designation, a breast center must meet the ACR’s rigorous standards by being fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and breast MRI.

The ACR is the leader in quality programs for breast imaging. As such, it is developing new initiatives to stay current with the science and technology that drive radiology practice as well as the clinical needs of the profession.

“We are proud to announce that our Breast Center is recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence for offering the highest standards of efficiency, safety and quality,” said Debbie Sukin, CEO of Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital. “Meeting their stringent criteria demonstrates our dedication to improving women’s health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs and providing the highest level of quality care that our patients and physicians can trust.”

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Dr. Magda Ghobashy Medical Director at Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands, added, “To be designated a ‘Breast Center of Excellence’ so soon after opening not only reflects on the amazing staff and teamwork here at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, but more importantly shows our commitment to providing the best possible care to the community.  As medical director, I could not be more proud of the center and its staff.”

Houston Methodist Breast Care Center at The Woodlands is leading medicine with highly-trained specialists in breast cancer detection and treatment, all in a spa-like environment to create a calming and nurturing experience, with comforting amenities and a team of navigators to guide patients every step of the way.

The breast care specialists at Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital combine experience and expertise to provide advanced, comprehensive and compassionate care — from screening through treatment and survivorship — all in one place. The team of specialists has expertise in breast radiology, breast surgical oncology, reconstructive surgery, oncology/hematology, and radiation oncology.

The center features 3-D mammography, tomosynthesis, the latest technology in breast cancer screening. 3-D mammography allows physicians access to clearer diagnostic images without the need for additional testing. These clearer, cross-sectional images of the breast, from X-rays taken from multiple angles, provide more accurate screening results.

For more information about breast cancer screenings and services visit houstonmethodist.org/thewoodlands.

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