MUMC’s Breast MRI Service Earns Three-Year Accreditation

(November 22, 2011) - The Breast Imaging Center within the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Breast MRI offers valuable information about many conditions that may not be obtained through mammography or ultrasound.

The ACR accreditation represents the highest level of imaging quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that meet strict guidelines based on a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed.

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 healthcare services.

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