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Imaging Associates of Providence 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.

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