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SVMHS Recognized as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence


SALINAS, CA, March 5, 2013-
The American College of Radiology has designated The Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. The Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging endorse the recognition. The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers offering the highest standard of care to their patients.

The Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center opened at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System in June 2010. The staff worked diligently to earn the distinction of being named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence. Medical Director Amy Stemerman, MD says, “This designation is a tribute to our highly trained and caring team. We are honored the American College of Radiology recognizes the caliber of care we provide our patients on a daily basis.”

The Mammography Center named for Monterey County resident Nancy Ausonio utilizes state of the art technologies including digital mammography to ensure crystal clear, accurate images. The spacious spa-like environment is designed for comfort and privacy. The Center has four mammography rooms and three ultrasound suites including one specifically equipped for ultrasound-guided biopsies. There is also a dedicated room for computer-aided biopsies.  

The Nancy Ausonio Mammography Center is accredited in Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy. A high-risk screening program also identifies women who are at a high lifetime risk for developing breast cancer and provides additional surveillance with breast MRI, genetic counseling and oncology consultations.

At the heart of the Mammography Center is Salinas Valley Memorial’s dedicated and knowledgeable staff. The experienced team includes physicians who are board certified in radiology, mammography technologists, ultrasound sonographers and attentive reception and registration staff.

Receiving the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation confirms the commitment at Salinas Valley Memorial to providing exceptional healthcare in a supportive environment.


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