Wellington Regional Medical Center (WRMC) was recently designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). With the designation, the ACR recognizes that WRMC has demonstrated excellence in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Peer-review evaluations conducted by expert board-certified physicians and medical physicists, have shown that WRMC has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
“To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, Wellington Regional went through a rigorous review process which included reviewing personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance and quality control procedures,” said Andrew Shapiro, MD, medical director, WRMC Breast Care Program. “The designation indicates the hospital’s commitment to providing the best possible breast imaging for our patients.”
What does ACR accreditation mean?
- Wellington Regional has voluntarily participated in a vigorous review process to ensure that the hospital meets nationally accepted standards of care.
- The hospital’s staff are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpretation of images and administration of radiation therapy treatments.
- The equipment is appropriate for the tests or treatments and the hospital meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.