Salem Hospital awarded designation as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Salem Hospital Women’s Imaging Department was recently recognized as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Commission on Quality and Safety, and Commission on Breast Imaging.

The designation was awarded after Salem Hospital achieved accreditation by the ACR in stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy — and by the ACR or an FDA-approved state accrediting body in mammography.

“We carry the recognition for the Center of Excellence with great pride and recognize that positive impact it has on our patient experience,” said Mary Ransome, director, Imaging and Laboratory Administrative Services. “The team in Women’s Imaging, Ultrasound and Radiation Safety all worked really hard to make this award a reality and it is important to recognize their good work.”

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