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Breast Care Center Earns Quality and Safety Accreditation

May 27, 2011

Sarasota, Florida - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has been awarded accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
 
“We have a culture of quality care and continuous improvement at Doctors Hospital,” says Kay Adkins, Director of Imaging & Cardiovascular Services. “The Breast Care Center is proud to add this accreditation to the hospital’s list of awards and achievements.”
 
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines 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.
 
A 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’s instruments to the site of an abnormal growth.
 
For more information on the Breast Care Center at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Melissa Morgan at 941-342-1012.
 
About Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Doctors Hospital of Sarasota is a 155 bed, acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of Sarasota County residents. Doctors Hospital is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Society for Chest Pain Centers Accredited Chest Pain Center as well as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 100 Best Places to Work for the second year in a row. For more information about the services of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Melissa Morgan at 941-342-1012 or 941-809-9130.
 
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

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