Pictured: Mammography Technologists: Erica Masso, RT(R)(M) and Rosa Montiel RT(R)(M) at the Valley Regional Medical Center Mammography Sensory Suite

Brownsville, TX – Valley Regional Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers by the Women’s Choice Award®, a trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. 

According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

“As a breast cancer survivor, I learned the hard way that where you choose to have your mammogram can have a profound impact on your outcome and experience,” said Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award.

Passi was the victim of poor imaging and misdiagnosis. Doctors eventually discovered her breast cancer after a surgical biopsy and two lumpectomies at the age of 42. Her experience was the inspiration behind creating the Women’s Choice Award following her career as former publisher of Working Woman and Working Mother magazines.

“Knowing where to go for the best mammogram will reduce your risk of a false positive or the possibility of missing cancers,” said Passi. “By letting women know which imaging centers in their area are among America’s best for mammograms, we are able to reduce risk by helping them make better decisions and smarter health care choices.”

The list of 1,605 award winners, including Valley Regional Medical Center, represents imaging centers that carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology and are accredited for Mammograms (MAP).

“Receiving the Women’s Choice Award is a great honor and proof of our most sincere commitment to provide the highest level of detection and imaging quality against breast cancer, said Dr. Guillaume Boiteau, interventional radiologist at Valley Regional Medical Center. “ Valley Regional Medical Center is simply the best option in the Rio Grande Valley to detect breast cancer at an early stage, which is essential to win decisively against this all too common cancer.” He added, “Do what’s best for you and your loved ones, let us help you win this fight with the best mammography and breast imaging center in South Texas.

For more information about the America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Centers, please visit Women's Choice Award