Breast Imaging Center of Excellence





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL'S MANTON WOMEN'S IMAGING CENTER DESIGNATED AN ACR BREAST IMAGING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

NEWTON, Mass. (October 16, 2007)     Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Manton Women’s Imaging Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

“We are proud of this achievement,” said Alan Semine, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “Newton-Wellesley Hospital is one of only a handful of hospitals in the Boston area who has been awarded this designation, which clearly illustrates the Center’s commitment to high standards and exemplary care.”

The breast imaging services at Newton-Wellesley Hospital are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that NWH has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

The Manton Women’s Imaging Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital is designed to meet the unique health care needs of women in one convenient community based location. The Center’s goal is to provide outstanding medical imaging services, emotional comfort and time efficiency for women facing often-stressful medical procedures.

The Center’s renowned doctors, mammographers and highly experienced professionals use the most advanced medical equipment available and work together in conjunction with patients’ personal physicians to coordinate care and evaluate individual needs.

The Center provides a full spectrum of advanced breast imaging procedures including:

• Screening mammography
• Diagnostic mammography
• Stereotactic and ultrasound guided breast biopsies
• Mammography and ultrasound guided pre-surgical needle localizations
• Ductography
• Breast MRI
• Bone Densitometry

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., 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.

CONTACT: 
Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6528
rkagno@partners.org

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