White Plains, NY- (July 8, 2013) – The Breast Imaging Department of White Plains Hospital as well as White Plains Hospital Women's Imaging Center at Rye Brook have both earned Mammography Accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The accreditation recognizes excellent patient care and quality imaging services at both facilities.
The hospital’s Breast Imaging Department has also been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE). The breast imaging services at White Plains Hospital are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations by board-certified physicians and medical physicists have determined that high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are all met in order to receive the designation.
The ACR 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.
“Our commitment to exceptional breast care is demonstrated by our accreditation in all of the related specialty areas by the American College of Radiology,” said Caren Greenstein, M.D., Radiologist with White Plains Hospital Breast Imaging Center. “Proper diagnosis and effective treatment of any breast condition begins with accurate imaging. By ensuring that each method used for detection — mammography, ultrasound, MRI and biopsy — meet the standards of excellence, our patients can be confident that they are receiving expert, safe and effective care.”
White Plains Hospital is a longstanding provider of high-quality imaging services, including breast imaging, to women in the community. Board-certified radiologists conduct breast health exams, breast MRIs, mammograms, breast and pelvic ultrasound tests and breast and thyroid biopsies, providing patients with the most accurate clinical information. In many cases, results can be communicated within the same day as the test.
White Plains Hospital has two easily accessible Women's Imaging Departments specifically dedicated to the radiological needs of women- the Breast Imaging Center located at the hospital's main campus and the Women's Imaging Center housed in Rye Brook off of South Ridge Street. For more information on Imaging services at White Plains Hospital and Women's Imaging Center at Rye Brook, log onto www.wphospital.org or call (914) 681-2929.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, seeing nearly 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a ten-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.