Sansum Clinic is being recognized for achieving the highest standard in women’s imaging. The clinic’s Breast Imaging Program is now recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, a distinction awarded by the American College of Radiology (ACR.)
The designation means that Sansum Clinic achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, breast MRI and mammography. This signifies that the center provides these essential services to our community at the highest standards of the imaging profession.
“We are extremely proud of our team and of this designation, which means we offer the highest quality in breast imaging. It shows the immense commitment we have to our patients and to our community,” said Dr Winifred Leung, Sansum Clinic’s fellowship-trained breast radiologist, and chair of the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance.
“During this Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we want women to understand that early detection is key to protect against breast cancer, and cancer of all types, and we urge them to schedule these recommended screenings,” Dr. Leung.
At Sansum Clinic, peer-review evaluations were conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists. The experts within the field determined that the facility achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
During 2021, Sansum Clinic’s Breast Imaging Program expanded hours for breast imaging, even extending hours in the evening and on Saturdays to increase our capacity to serve more women. If cancer is found during the imaging process, Sansum Clinic’s radiologists can easily refer the patient to Ridley-Tree Cancer Center at Sansum Clinic, which provides multidisciplinary, personalized care and treatment.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.
To schedule a breast screening appointment with Sansum Clinic at its 215 Pesetas Lane facility in Santa Barbara, visit https://imaging.sansumclinic.org or call 805-681-7671.