New York Hospital Queens Women’s Imaging Center Designated “Center of Excellence” by American College of Radiology

Monday, March 30, 2009

Contact: Scott Sieber, 718-670-1579

Flushing, NY, March 30, 2009 – New York Hospital Queens was recently recognized as the borough’s only hospital to be named a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” by the American College of Radiology after a rigorous review process to ensure compliance with nationally accepted standards. 

“This is a wonderful distinction and recognition not only for the staff here in radiology, but for our patients here in Queens who can rest assured they are being cared for by physicians who are recognized among their peers as experts in the field,” said Lai Ming Yu, M.D., director of the Women’s Imaging Center.

According to the ACR, a facility receives the distinction "Breast Imaging Center of Excellence” after it demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by successfully achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The Commission on Quality and Safety and the Commission on Breast Imaging performed the ACR review.

Board-certified physicians and medical physicists considered experts in the field determined that New York Hospital Queens has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

“I look at this as further justification that the quality of care we strive for at New York Hospital Queens continues to make us stand out as the premiere health care facility in Queens,” said William Wolff, M.D., chairman of the hospital’s Radiology Department.

Each year, the all-women imaging staff at the Women’s Imaging Center performs more than 10,000 mammograms under the close supervision of a radiologist who is a member of the Society for Breast Imaging. The Center was designed with the comfort of women in mind.

Founded in 1923, the American College of Radiology is a 32,000-member organization comprised of radiological medical professionals dedicated to providing quality patient care.

New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

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