MGH recognized for breast cancer imaging program

Shaina James

Marquette General Hospital has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

MGH is one of 802 centers in the country to achieve this status, according to an MGH news release. It is the only Upper Peninsula hospital to achieve this kind of designation. Marquette General announced the designation Monday.

The breast imaging services at the hospital are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

MGH has earned accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation program.

Peer-review evaluations, conducted by board-certified physicians and physicists who are experts in the fields helped the facility achieve high practice standards said an MGH news release.