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Wake Radiology Breast Centers Named as Top Programs by the American College of Radiology

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Wake Radiology Breast Centers Named as Top Programs by the
American College of Radiology

RALEIGH (November 20, 2008) – Wake Radiology is pleased to announce that three of its breast imaging centers have achieved the highest designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Each of the three centers – Wake Radiology North Hills, Wake Radiology Chapel Hill and Wake Radiology Comprehensive Breast Services in Cary – has been named as a Center of Excellence by the professional organization.

The ACR recognizes centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to their mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

“We are extremely pleased to have the ACR recognize the strong program that we have developed at Wake Radiology,” commented Kerry Chandler, MD, director, Breast Imaging Services, Wake Radiology. “While it is something that we are very proud to have earned, it means even more to women in our community as they can be assured that they are coming to one of the best breast imaging centers in the country for their exam. Our radiologists, radiologic technologists and support staff are patient-focused and dedicated to the highest standards on each exam. It’s a combination of that focus on the patient and communications with referring physicians, while delivering precise results on each study, that has helped us earn this distinguished status.”

American College of Radiology Center of Excellence breast imaging programs are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided 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 the Wake Radiology breast imaging centers have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

Wake Radiology offers digital screening and diagnostic mammography with computer aided detection (CAD) software, ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy, galactography and breast ultrasound at these three centers. Wake Radiology Comprehensive Breast Services in Cary also offers the area’s only Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI), a nuclear medicine study that differentiates between normal and cancerous cells. Radiologists who interpret all of these exams are board certified and have expertise in women’s imaging.


About Wake Radiology
Wake Radiology proudly serves the Triangle area with 14 convenient locations and 54 board-certified radiologists with imaging subspecialties available at each location. We provide the most comprehensive radiology services coupled with the highest level of technical expertise and patient service in the area. For more information, visit the website at wakerad.ionainteractive.com.

About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national, professional organization serving more than 32,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

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