Sarasota’s First ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
June 28, 2012
Sarasota, Florida - Doctors Hospital of Sarasota has been designated as Sarasota’s first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
By awarding Doctors Hospital the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes our Breast Care Center as having earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
“Achieving BICOE status shows the level of commitment our hospital has to fighting breast disease, a social cause and movement that has grown significantly, says Alberto Righi, MD. “It demonstrates that we are performing at a high level and that we are doing our best for the benefit of our patients.”
“Our team of clinical professionals is dedicated to providing each patient with high quality, compassionate care,” says Kay Adkins, Director of the Breast Care Center. “It is exciting to be the first in our area to be recognized as a Center of Excellence, but it is truly rewarding to know that we are consistently doing what is right for our community,”
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 we have achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
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.
For more information on the Breast Care Center at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, please contact Melissa Morgan at 941-342-1012 or 941-809-9130.
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