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August 22, 2011
Victoria Women’s Center Earns American College of Radiology Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation
Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Women’s Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

A breast biopsy is performed to remove cells — either surgically or through a less invasive procedure involving a hollow needle — from an area in the breast suspected to be cancerous. These cells are examined under a microscope to determine a diagnosis. In stereotactic breast biopsy, a special mammography machine helps guide the radiologist’s instruments to the site of an abnormal growth.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after 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 findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

This accreditation comes on the heels of Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Imaging’s recent receipt of the ACR CT accreditation and the ACR Breast MRI accreditation, the second facility in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia to earn this prestigious award.

About Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Women’s Center
Florida Hospital DeLand Victoria Imaging offers no wait imaging at 151 Victoria Commons Blvd., Suite 101, DeLand. This facility is accredited by the American College of Radiology and has board-certified, specialty-trained radiologists. For more information, visit www.fhdeland.org or call (386) 943-4682.

About American College of Radiology
The ACR is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S., 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, please visit www.ACR.org

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