Women’s Imaging

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SECTION CHIEF
Dr. Amanda Ferrell


WOMEN’S IMAGING

Radiology Consultants has been providing superior care for the women of Pulaski County for over 50 years. Our caring board-certified physicians utilize the latest techniques and the most advanced technology for our patients’ care. Radiology Consultants offers Women’s Imaging services in various comfortable environments.

Your examination is performed by one of our Technologists, all of whom are specially trained and certified in ultrasound, mammography, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. A Radiologic Physician, certified by the American Board of Radiology, interprets each examination.

 

BREAST IMAGING CENTER

center of excellence-breastRadiology Consultants is proud to announce that the Baptist Health Breast Imaging Center in Little Rock has earned the accreditation of Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation. This distinction is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

 


WOMEN’S IMAGING SERVICES

Mammography: offered at most Baptist Health locations

Mammography is a specific type of imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women

Accreditation

center of excellence mammographyThe Mammography Accreditation Program provides facilities with peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, image quality and radiation dose. The 1992 Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) requires that all mammography facilities in the United States be accredited.

 


Breast Ultrasound: offered at most Baptist Health locations

Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.

 


Breast Biopsy: offered at the following locations: Baptist Breast Center in Little Rock (the largest breast center in Arkansas) and the Baptist Breast Center in North Little Rock.

A biopsy is the removal of tissue in order to examine it for disease. Breast biopsy is used to determine if a lump in the breast is cancerous or benign. It can be performed a number of ways:

  • Stereotactic (mammographically-guided)
  • Ultrasound-guided
  • MRI-guided

 

 


Breast MRI: offered at the Baptist MRI Center in Little Rock

Accreditation

center of excellence mriThe Breast MRI Accreditation Program provides facilities performing breast MRI procedures with peer review and constructive feedback on their staff’s qualifications, equipment, quality control, quality assurance, MR safety policies and image quality.

MRI of the breast is not a replacement for mammography or ultrasound imaging but rather a supplemental tool that has many important uses, and offers valuable information about many breast conditions.

 


Ultrasound: offered at Radiology Consultants Imaging Center (11th floor Medical Towers 1), in addition to multiple Baptist Health locations.

Ultrasound is safe and painless, and produces pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. We offer both pelvic and obstetrical ultrasound procedures:

  • Pelvic Ultrasound: Provides pictures of the structures and organs in the lower abdomen and pelvis.
  • Obstetrical Ultrasound: Provides pictures of an embryo or fetus within a woman’s uterus, as well as the mother’s uterus and ovaries.

 

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Source: American College of Radiology