The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
By awarding the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes that the Breast Center has earned the Gold Seal of Accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound, including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.
Centers designated as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence have:
- Voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure they meet nationally accepted standards.
- Employed personnel who are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy treatments.
- Acquired equipment appropriate for the testing or treatment of breast cancer.
- Met or exceeded quality assurance and safety guidelines.
“Our commitment to excellence in breast health is demonstrated by our accreditation in all of the related specialty areas by the American College of Radiology,” said Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D., Bank of America endowed medical director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. “Proper diagnosis and effective treatment of a breast abnormality begins with accurate imaging. By ensuring that each mode of detection — mammography, ultrasound and biopsy — meets the standards of excellence, our patients can be confident in receiving expert, safe and effective care.”
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.
The Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is the only facility in the region devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. The Breast Center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments. On-site capabilities and services include 3-D mammography, the only dedicated breast MRI unit in the region, breast ultrasound, clinical breast exams with optional self-exam education and minimally invasive breast biopsies.