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Breast imaging accreditation for Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare

Peer-review evaluations show that medical center has achieved high practice standards in imaging programs

Stanford Health Care-ValleyCare in Pleasanton has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The designation is given to breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

"We are very proud to have the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence Gold Seal for our Women's Imaging Center," said Denise Estrada, manager of the hospital's cancer services.

"We have amazing staff who provide excellent patient care. This award recognizes our dedication to patient safety and delivering the highest level of imaging quality," she added.

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 Stanford Health Care-Valley Care 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 36,000 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.

Pleasanton Weekly staff.

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