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    Brooklyn, New York, November 16, 2016 ―  The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) announced today that it has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

    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, breast MRI, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). 

    “The Brooklyn Hospital Center is thrilled to have earned the designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” said Gary Terrinoni, TBHC’s President and CEO.  “It is yet another example of our ongoing commitment to quality care, patient safety, and keeping Brooklyn healthy.”

    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 TBHC has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

    “Any woman that needs a breast image can be assured that our physicians and staff have gone through a comprehensive review to earn this special accreditation status by the American College of Radiology, which is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging,” explained Shalom Buchbinder, MD, Chair of Radiology at TBHC.

    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. 

    About The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Founded as the borough’s first voluntary hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center has been keeping Brooklyn healthy since 1845. Today, it is a 464-bed community teaching hospital, and provides a full range of primary, specialty, diagnostic and tertiary care with a team of outstanding physicians, nurses and staff. TBHC services almost 300,000 annual patient visits throughout Brooklyn. Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, TBHC is a clinical affiliate of The Mount Sinai Hospital and an academic affiliate of The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. TBHC has fully accredited, independent residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, pharmacy, family medicine, general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. TBHC trains more than 250 physicians each year.