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Wake Radiology Garner named an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE)

RALEIGH (December 2, 2010) – Wake Radiology is pleased to announce that its Garner office has achieved the highest designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to centers that have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

This is the fourth Wake Radiology breast imaging office to be named a BICOE. Other offices previously recognized at this level include Wake Radiology North Hills, Wake Radiology Chapel Hill and Wake Radiology Comprehensive Breast Services in Cary.

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.

“This designation gives women the assurance that they are receiving the best possible exam,” said Kerry Chandler, MD, director, Women’s Imaging Services, Wake Radiology. “Our breast imaging offices are staffed with specialty trained radiologists and technologists who are dedicated to the highest standards on each exam. It’s our focus on communications with referring physicians and precise attention to detail 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 are conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

Wake Radiology offers digital screening and diagnostic mammography with computer aided detection (CAD) software and breast ultrasound at the Garner location. Radiologists who interpret all of these exams are board certified and have expertise in women’s imaging.

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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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Kim Parker
919-303-4458 (office)
kpparker@nullwakerad.com

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