Sanford Health Fargo Designated as Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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Sanford Health Fargo Holds Only Accreditation in North Dakota

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Sanford Health Fargo 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 all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs. This is in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.

The breast imaging services at Sanford Health Fargo are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and 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 this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Sanford Fargo is the only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in the state of North Dakota. Currently there are over 800 Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence in the United States. Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence in the surrounding states are Minnesota 14, Montana 4, Iowa 2, and South Dakota 3 (Sanford Breast Heath Institute in Sioux Falls is one of the three in SD).

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