Sierra Vista Now a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence 
Ron Yukelson 
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 
 
Sierra Vista Breast Imaging Center of Excellence 
 
Following many months of implementing clinical quality standards, The Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Selma Carlson is the only hospital-based breast imaging center in San Luis Obispo County to achieve this recognition.

The Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center has also earned ACR accreditation in Ultrasound, Breast Ultrasound , Breast Biopsy with Ultrasound and Computer Tomography as the result of previous surveys. The Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center features digital mammography, recently installed some of the newest technology for stereotactic breast biopsy and is the only breast imaging center to feature the MammoPad for a warmer, more comfortable experience.

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 Sierra Vista has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

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 health care services.

The Selma Carlson Diagnostic Imaging Center offers same day appointments. For an appointment please call 546-7733.