Advanced Imaging at Woman’s Hospital Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

February 20, 2018

Advanced Imaging at Woman’s Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and Commission on Breast Imaging. In advance of the Breast and GYN Cancer Pavilion opening on Woman’s campus in the spring, services that relate most closely to diagnosing and treating breast and gynecologic cancer were moved from the main hospital to a dedicated Advanced Imaging area. Advanced Imaging services include diagnostic mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, MRI, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and breast needle localization.

The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that Woman’s Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.