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Dr. Krystal S. Smith Joins Breast Center of Acadiana

(Lafayette, La.) — Breast Center of Acadiana (“BCA”), the only independent comprehensive breast imaging center in the region, is pleased to welcome Krystal S. Smith, D.O. to its medical staff. Dr. Smith was recruited by BCA’s founder, Gary Mathews, M.D., following an extensive search. Her addition to BCA will permit it to continue providing high-quality clinical care and patient-centric compassionate service to its growing patient base. BCA has two (2) clinic locations—one in Lafayette (River Ranch) and the other in Youngsville.

Dr. Smith is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist with fellowship training in breast imaging. She possesses extensive experience in mammography and breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) as well as breast MRI, ultrasound and biopsy procedures.

Dr. Smith received her medical degree from the Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine where she was third in her class of 238. After completing her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2014, she chose to sub-specialize in breast radiology and completed a Breast Imaging Fellowship in 2015, also at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Upon completion of her formal training, Dr. Smith spent a year as an Assistant Professor of Breast Imaging at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Prior to joining BCA, Dr. Smith practiced with a large radiology group in Montgomery, Alabama.

“Dr. Smith is exactly the type of candidate I have been looking for,” said Dr. Mathews. “Not only is she extremely well-trained and highly experienced, but she also shares my commitment to provide our patients with the high-quality compassionate care they deserve.”


Breast Center of Acadiana is dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive women’s breast-related imaging services, including both screening and diagnostic services. It is known for its prompt patient appointments, the quality of the care it provides, its caring and competent staff, and its rapid turnaround of definitive results for the benefit of patients and their referring physicians. Founded and directed by Gary Mathews, M.D., who is well-known and highly respected for his work in breast imaging, Breast Center of Acadiana combines advanced breast imaging technology with highly trained dedicated professionals to provide the best care possible for patients.  Additional information is available at