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Imaging Associates of Providence Mat-Su Location Named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

ANCHORAGE, AK - The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated
Imaging Associates of Providence's Mat-Su Trunk Road location as a "Breast
Imaging Center of Excellence."

To become a Center of Excellence, Imaging Associates of Providence (IAP)
underwent a rigorous review of personnel qualifications, equipment
requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures by a team of
board-certified physicians and medical physicists.

The designation also confirms that IAP's facility is fully accredited in
mammography, breast ultrasound, stereotactic breast biopsy and
ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

Nationwide, less than 10 percent of certified breast imaging centers have
this distinction. IAP is one of only two imaging centers in the state of
Alaska with this designation and is the only one in the Matanuska Susitna
Valley.

The American College of Radiology has a membership of more than 34,000 and
is the second largest organization of radiologists, radiation oncologists,
nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists in the nation. It works
to promote excellence within the fields of radiology and nuclear medicine.

IAP is staffed by Alaska Radiology Associates, Alaska's oldest and largest
group of diagnostic and interventional radiologists, in partnership with
Providence Healthcare. Since opening, IAP has been a leader in breast
imaging in the Matanuska Susitna Valley, being the first to offer
technologies such as full field digital mammography and is the first
ACR-accredited stereotactic breast biopsy facility.

IAP has a total of four locations, offering the full range of radiology
services including CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, PET-CT, ultrasound, X-ray and
laser vein treatment.

For more information, contact Jeanette Sinn at (907) 352-9248 or visit
www.imagingak.com.

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