Independent Outpatient Radiology Practice in Southeast Louisiana Earns Breast Imaging Center Of Excellence Accreditation

Lisa Richoux, operations manager of the DIS Women's Center, with our ACR Breast Center of Excellence accreditation.

METAIRIE, La. – Awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation, the Diagnostic Imaging Services (DIS) Women’s Center in Metairie has become the first and only completely independent outpatient radiology practice in southeast Louisiana to be designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). Details were shared in a press release.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) BICOE accreditation means the DIS Women’s Center is fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound (which includes ultrasound-guided breast biopsy) and breast MRI. With this accreditation, this DIS location has undergone and passed a comprehensive ACR assessment of the facility, including structure and outcomes.

“One of our strategic initiatives at Diagnostic Imaging Services was to secure this accreditation,” said Michael Holmes, chief executive officer at DIS. “It’s a tribute to the talent and expertise found at our Women’s Center and throughout the DIS family of imaging centers,” he added.

Holmes said that being the first radiology practice of its kind in the region to receive the BICOE means that physicians, patients and other medical providers can now select a BICOE facility that is not a hospital or hospital-owned imaging center. “Our outpatient environment is quieter, more relaxed and comfortable for patients, which provides them with an overall better experience. It really sets DIS apart from other imaging providers,” Holmes said.

DIS is the largest truly independent outpatient radiology practice in Louisiana, offering full-modality services to southeast Louisiana. Locations are in Metairie, Marrero, Slidell and Covington. Visit for more information.


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