Center of Excellence
Only Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in Houston, Texas
The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is the only breast center in Houston recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC) Program™. The NQMBC Program is a quality initiative designed to measure performance of interdisciplinary breast care nationwide. The designation is the highest certification level of the program.
We are very proud to receive this honor because it symbolizes the hospital’s commitment to provide quality breast health care to patients in our community. This award not only reflects the collaboration of our professional staff with physicians to help ensure the success of The Breast Center, but also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Houston Northwest Medical Center has taken a major step to ensure that patients consistently benefit from a high standard of care. The hospital promotes excellence in breast health care through a network of diverse professionals dedicated to the active exchange of ideas and resources. In addition, the measurement of quality performance and comparison of outcomes data is essential in assessing patient care and allocating resources where improvement is desired.
The Breast Center has a reputation for quality, comprehensive care from the radiologists on staff, mammographers, ultrasonographers, nurses and staff who truly care about their patients. Our ACR-accredited facility uses some of the most advanced equipment designed to provide an accurate diagnosis.
What does it mean to be a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence?
The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR recognizes a breast imaging centers’ dedication to improving women’s health by participating in rigorous quality assurance programs and undergoing peer review. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
As an ACR-accredited center, you know:
- We have voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure our center meets nationally-accepted standards.
- Our team is well qualified to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
- Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.
The Breast Center at Houston Northwest Medical Center is fully accredited in the following breast imaging procedures:
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy