When you see a facility listed with the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence seal, you know:

  • Your facility has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure it meets nationally accepted standards.
  • The personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images and administer your radiation therapy treatments.
  • The equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive.
  • The facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Different modalities (tests and equipment) are used in diagnostic imaging. These include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, mammography*, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and breast MRI. The ACR accredits each of these "modalities" separately, so look for each modality’s accreditation seal in your hospital's advertisements. Please note that the ACR no longer offers accreditation for general X-ray services.

(*Facilities in Iowa, Texas and Arkansas may be accredited in mammography through the FDA-approved state accrediting body. Patients in these states should check with their local mammography facility to make sure it is accredited and MQSA-certified if it does not appear on this list.)

Search for an ACR-accredited imaging facility.