WakeMed Cary Hospital Designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology
Cary, NC (March 12, 2010)--- The American College of Radiology (ACR) has designated Cary Hospital a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, making it one of only three in Wake County. To achieve this title, Cary Hospital met very specific requirements laid out by the ACR and earned ACR accreditation in the following breast imaging modalities: mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
According to the ACR, Cary Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs. This was determined through peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality, that were performed by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.
“We are extremely proud of our Imaging Services, Breast Ultrasound and Mammography teams for leading us to achieve this great honor,” said David Coulter, senior vice president and administrator of Cary Hospital. “As an official Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Cary Hospital can offer patients the entire spectrum of breast cancer screening and diagnosis services. Meanwhile, patients can feel confident that they are being cared for by a superior, top level program run by highly qualified health care professionals – the ‘best of the best’ in this community.”
Cary Hospital has been ACR accredited in mammography since 1993 and in ultrasound since 2009. The hospital achieved ACR accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy in 2010. The designation as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is renewed on a three-year basis. The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services. For more information, visit www.acr.org.
About WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Cary Hospital provides quality care for residents of Cary and the western portion of Wake County. This full-service community hospital offers a 24-hour emergency department, Women's Pavilion & Birthplace, intensive care, general medical and surgical care, telemetry monitoring unit, a busy day surgery unit, sleep lab and a cardiac catheterization lab.