AdventHealth Breast Center Shawnee Mission Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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Merriam, Kan. — AdventHealth Breast Center Shawnee Mission has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, MRI (including MRI biopsies), 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 this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

“Achieving the designation of an ACR breast center of excellence is great for patients at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Women can feel confident they are getting the highest quality breast imaging which is important in detecting and diagnosing breast cancer at the earliest possible stage,” said Andy Anderson, MD, radiologist for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission.

The AdventHealth Breast Center Shawnee Mission was established in 2001 to provide coordinated, patient-focused care across the continuum of a woman's breast health needs. The Center offers the full spectrum of care, from 3D mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI, biopsy and dedicated nurse navigators to care for patients throughout their journey. Should a patient be diagnosed with cancer, their treatment is backed by the AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission, Kansas City’s only affiliate of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program supported by MD Anderson.

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.

About AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. A focus on whole-person health and commitment to caring for the body, mind and spirit unify the system’s nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states. AdventHealth in Kansas City includes AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Merriam, KS; AdventHealth Lenexa; AdventHealth South Overland Park, AdventHealth Centra Care and AdventHealth Medical Group. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is the only certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Kansas City. Visit for more information.