A Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

If you had a questionable breast diagnosis, wouldn’t you want to go to the highest certified breast imaging center in the area? In Brevard County, you don’t need to look any further than Parrish Medical Center (PMC).

PMC's mammography program has earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). But it didn’t stop there. Its other imaging services—stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy—all have been fully accredited as well.

Because they’ve all been accredited, PMC now is designated as a breast imaging center of excellence, which is awarded by ACR. The award is presented only to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence by earning ACR accreditation in all of the college’s voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and components, in addition to the mandatory mammography accreditation program.

Only 23 hospitals, clinics or health centers in Florida have been designated a breast imaging center of excellence.

Accreditation is determined through stringent peer-review evaluations by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. PMC achieved high practice standards in all areas, including image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control and quality-assurance programs.

Patients can be assured of excellent care at PMC, which voluntarily went through ACR’s rigorous review process to make sure it met nationally accepted standards. This process also certifies that PMC care partners, through education and certification, are well-qualified to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments. And it means PMC has the right equipment for a patient’s test or treatment, and quality assurance and safety guidelines always are met or exceeded.

The American College of Radiology, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.