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Released: February 1, 2011
The Chester County Hospital Outpatient Radiology Service has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Chester County Hospital is the first in Chester County to receive this designation.
By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). 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 The Chester County Hospital has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
About the American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.
About The Chester County Hospital
The Chester County Hospital has grown from a 10-bed dispensary established in 1892 to a full network of healthcare services, including a 220-bed, acute care hospital; home care; and many ancillary services. In addition to the main hospital campus in West Chester, services can be found at satellite locations in Exton, Lionville, West Goshen, Kennett Square, New Garden, and West Grove. To offer this wide range of programs, The Chester County Hospital has partnered with other health care providers who share a common mission and vision -- to improve the health status of the community. These affiliations include Cleveland Clinic in cardiac surgery; Penn Medicine in oncology, radiation oncology, and radiology; and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in neonatal and pediatric care.
Last Updated: 2/3/2011