Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI), Southern Nevada’s leading outpatient radiology provider, announced the addition of Stereotactic Breast Biopsy to a second imaging center.
Stereotactic breast biopsies use mammographic imaging to assist the radiologist in guiding the biopsy needle to a precise location. This technique helps ensure precision, is less invasive than a surgical biopsy, requires less recovery time and causes minimal scarring.
“We listened and worked closely with our patients, technologists and radiologists to provide for more availability of Stereotactic Breast Biopsies at both ends of the valley”, said Dr. David Steinberg, CEO Both the Tenaya imaging center in the Northwest and Siena Heights imaging center in Henderson are designated “Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence” (BICOE).
This significant distinction is a voluntary accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). The designation acknowledges SDMI’s dedication to improving breast health by participating in rigorous quality assurance programs. BICOE designated facilities are only awarded after achieving Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy designations.
“Accreditations such as these affirm that SDMI is driven to consistently exceed standards we have put in place to reinforce our vision: to be the medical imaging provider of choice for every patient and physician.” said Dr. Steinberg.
In addition to the BICOE accreditation, SDMI is accredited as a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) at all nine imaging centers. DICOE is a coveted program in diagnostic medical imaging and is the highest accreditation offered by the ACR.
SDMI also voluntarily undergoes a rigorous audit every 3 years through the AAAHC (Academy of Ambulatory Health Care), enabling SDMI to meet high patient-safety standards and quality of service, placing continuous improvement at the center of SDMI’s culture. This accreditation also attracts highly trained and experienced health care talent, ensuring SDMI’s solid track record and delivering on SDMI’s mission.