Mercy Health Center Recieves ACR Accreditation

The breast imaging practice at Mercy Health Centerís Womenís Imaging has been awarded a three year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The American College of Radiology is a national organization servicing more than 38,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists, with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health services. The ACR Committee on Stereotactic Breast

Biopsy Accreditation evaluates and accredits stereotactic breast biopsy practices in hospitals and in private offices across the United States.

The ACR awards accreditation to a stereotactic practice for the achievement of high practice standards after a voluntary evaluation of its practice.

Evaluations are conducted by radiologists who are members of the ACR with special expertise in stereotactic breast biopsy. They assess the quality of the work being performed as well as the qualifications of the personnel involved. The reviewers report their findings to the ACRís Stereotactic

Breast Biopsy Accreditation Committee, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.