Sierra Vista lauded for breast imaging

The Selma Carlson Diagnostic Center at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo is the first hospital-based breast imaging center in San Luis Obispo County to be designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, according to a news release.

The College of Radiology recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy­ and breast ultrasound. Accreditation is determined by peer-review evaluations by board-certified physicians and expert medical physicists.

As of Sept. 1, 720 centers have been awarded the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation; a total of 50 in California.