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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Designation Awarded to UMCP

Mar 22, 2010

University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology, signifying that UMCP meets the highest standards of the radiology profession.

Only about five percent of breast imaging facilities nationwide have been designated as Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence, according to the American College of Radiology. In New Jersey, about 13 percent of breast imaging facilities are so designated.

To receive the designation, UMCP's Breast Health Center had to earn full accreditation in all of the College's voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs - stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy - in addition to a mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

This accreditation process involved peer-review evaluations by board certified physicians and medical physicists, all experts in their field, who evaluated various aspects of UMCP's Breast Health Center's radiology services, including image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

UMCP's Breast Health Center provides a comprehensive array of breast health services including:

  •  State-of-the-art digital screening and diagnostic mammography;
  • Ultrasound-guided and stereotactic biopsies to promptly evaluate masses and other abnormalities;
  • MRI-guided biopsy;
  • Access to certified breast health navigators (specially trained nurses) who provide one-on-one support and, for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, skilled guidance from diagnosis through treatment;
  • Genetic counseling; and
  • Breast health education and support services.

For more information about the Breast Health Center, please call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).