McLaren Imaging Center earns designation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

In 2018 the McLaren Imaging Center became the first center in the mid-Michigan to earn designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). In awarding the Center of Excellence designation, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

The breast imaging services at McLaren Imaging Center are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations are conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. These evaluations certify that the McLaren Imaging Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

“We are proud to continue to meet the high standards needed to achieve and maintain this designation,” said Linda Lawrence, M.D., Board Certified Radiologist Fellowship Trained in Women’s Imaging, and Medical Director of the McLaren Imaging Center. “Area women can be assured they are coming to a facility that provides the highest quality care for women’s imaging services and procedures, as recognized by the American College of Radiology.”