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28 December 2007
Emory Healthcare Breast Imaging Center Earns Center of Excellence Designation
The Emory Breast Imaging Center has earned the "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence" award from the American College of Radiology's (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging. It is the highest designation available through the ACR.

The Center of Excellence designation recognizes the highest level of achievement in breast imaging by successfully earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The Emory Breast Imaging Center participates in the review process to ensure it meets nationally accepted standards established by the ACR.

"This designation recognizes Emory's Breast Imaging Center and its dedication to improving women's health by participating in these rigorous quality assurance programs," says Barry Pressman, MD, president of the ACR.

"We are very proud of this designation," says Carl D'Orsi, MD, director of the Center. "Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best, most efficient and most caring service. We constantly participate in educational and certification programs to ensure that we are always improving our ability to interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments."

About the Emory Breast Imaging Center
From mammographic screening to tissue diagnosis of breast cancer, the Emory Breast Imaging Center works in partnership with Emory Winship Cancer Institute to provide compassionate care using state-of-the-art imaging and the latest biopsy methods. The Breast Imaging Center offers a variety of diagnostic options that include second opinions. Our team of physicians and technologists consult with you to determine the most appropriate diagnostic plan that meets your specific health needs.

About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national nonprofit association 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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