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Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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Breast Imaging Center of ExcellenceThe Valley Hospital Breast Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR), making it one of only two hospital-based breast imaging centers in Bergen County to receive the designation. The Center of Excellence designation indicates that breast imaging at Valley's Breast Center meets the highest standards of the radiology profession. The designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that have demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by achieving accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsy.

Maribel Ramirez, Ultrasound Technician
Maribel Ramirez, Ultrasound Technologist

Valley's Breast Center received this prestigious designation following a recent survey by the ACR. The evaluations were conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who assessed the qualifications of The Valley Hospital Breast Center personnel and the adequacy of the facility equipment. We are pleased and proud to have received this designation, which serves as a benchmark to patients, identifying those facilities that provide the highest-quality care, said Brad Haspel, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at The Valley Hospital.

Valley's breast care team includes board-certified radiologists, experienced breast surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, cytopathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, female mammography technologists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other healthcare professionals skilled in breast care.

Valley's comprehensive breast care services include: screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, core and surgical biopsies, fine needle aspiration, lymphoscintigrams and sentinel lymph node biopsies, cytopathology services, genetic testing and counseling for patients at high risk for breast cancer, breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction surgery, radiation therapy, clinical research trials for new treatments, and a full range of support services.

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