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Women’s Diagnostic Center at Texas Health Plano Earns Center of Excellence Designation
02/18/2013

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano’s Sue A. deMille Women's Diagnostic Center has been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by The American College of Radiology (ACR).

"We are very proud to have earned this honor, which is only bestowed upon breast centers that have achieved the highest practice standards in caring for patients," said Dr. Patricia Krakos, a radiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano and medical director of the Women's Diagnostic Center. "These standards include excellence in imaging quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs."

To earn the center of excellence designation, breast centers must be accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

"We are also accredited to perform dedicated breast MRI and MRI-guided biopsy," Krakos added. "Patients can be confident that they are receiving the highest level of quality, comprehensive care in a compassionate environment."

The Women's Diagnostic Center underwent several peer-review evaluations during the accreditation process. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists from the ACR evaluated every aspect of care and diagnostic procedures offered at the center.

“The employees in our Sue A. deMille Women’s Diagnostic Center provide a high quality of service to women seeking breast care diagnostics and treatment,” said Mike Evans, B.S.N., M.S.N., hospital president. “We appreciate the care they provide to each patient in what can be a stressful time for women.”

The center offers annual screening mammograms, diagnostic mammography, 3-D breast imaging, computerized breast evaluation, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and interventional breast procedures.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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