Quality Mammography Certified at Emanuel’s Women’s Diagnostic Center
Turlock, CA— The Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center at the Emanuel Cancer Center has been recertified as meeting the federal Mammography Quality Standards Act for a fifth straight year without any corrective actions.
The Mammography Quality Standards Act requires mammography facilities across the nation to meet rigorous standards to assure high-quality mammography for early breast cancer detection, which can lead to early treatment, a range of treatment options and increased chances of survival. To receive the certification, the facilities undergo an annual inspection and must meet all the requirements.
“Since moving to the Emanuel Cancer Center, the staff at the Women’s Diagnostic Center have not only passed each yearly inspection but for all five years have passed without any violation, penalties or corrective action,” said Emanuel Cancer Center Executive Director Michael Iltis. “This is a remarkable outcome, and due to the outstanding work of the Center’s medical director, Dr. Shawna Escobar, Manager Denise Sells and the entire staff.”
The Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center offers the latest advancements in the detection of breast cancer, including the latest in digital mammography.
Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center also provides patients with pre-operative wire localizations, digital high resolution targeted breast ultrasounds, ultrasound-guided core biopsies, fine needle aspirations, cyst aspirations, and galactography (ductograms).
Ruby E. Bergman Women's Diagnostic Center is located in Emanuel Cancer Center at 880 E. Tuolumne Road in Turlock. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (209) 664-5168.
Opened in 2007, the Emanuel Cancer Center brings world-class cancer care to Turlock. The Center is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in recognition of its quality of treatment and care – a commendation only awarded to about 20 percent of cancer programs in the country. The Emanuel Cancer Center includes advanced diagnostic services at the Ruby E. Bergman Women’s Diagnostic Center, medical oncology, radiation oncology at Stanford Emanuel Radiation Oncology Center, surgical and other services for cancer patients and their families. Patients at Emanuel Cancer Center can also participate in clinical trials of new treatments.
For information about Emanuel Cancer Center, visit www.emanuelmedicalcenter.org/cancer.