FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (August 10, 2011) – Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center has been designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Piedmont Fayette Hospital is the only hospital on the Southside to have received the prestigious designation and currently one of only 15 such centers in Georgia.
“In the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes,” said David J. Bodne, M.D., medical director of the Woman’s Imaging Center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “Early detection is key to increasing breast cancer survival rates and having a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence close to home is a comfort to many women in the Fayette community.”
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).
Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.
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 health care services.
For more information about Piedmont Fayette Hospital’s imaging services, visit piedmontfayette.org.