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TriStar Centennial Earns ACR Breast Ultrasound Accreditation

October 17, 2012

Women’s Health & Imaging Center Provides Breast Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 17, 2012) TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Breast ultrasound is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal structures of the breast as well as guidance for minimally invasive breast biopsy procedures.

“We are very proud of this additional accreditation for quality, less invasive imaging services that are making a difference in the battle against breast cancer for our patients,” said Wayne Reid, vice president of imaging for TriStar Centennial. “This accreditation covers both breast ultrasound and ultrasound guided breast biopsy procedures performed at our Women’s Health & Imaging Center.”

TriStar Centennial is also accredited by the ACR in mammography and stereotactic breast biopsy.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

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.

For more information on advanced imaging services offered at the Women’s Health & Imaging Center on the TriStar Centennial campus, including the only 3-D mammography in the area, visit TriStarHealth.com, click TriStar Centennial Medical Center and select Imaging under the Services tab.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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