Reid Health Breast Center gains ACR accreditation
breast biopsy is performed to remove cells - either surgically or through a
less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle - from an area in the breast
suspected to be cancerous. These cells are examined under a microscope to
determine a diagnosis. In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography
machine helps guide the radiologist and general surgeon to remove tissue for
ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality
and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters
and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians
and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel
qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and
quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR
Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a
comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.