ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

ACR - Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR's voluntary breast imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accrediation Program.

A facility is eligible to receive the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation if it is fully accredited by the ACR in the following modalities:

  • Mammography (by the ACR or by an FDA-approved state accrediting body)
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Breast ultrasound, including the ultrasound-guided breast biopsy module
  • Breast MRI​​​​

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

National Accrediation Program for Breast Centers

PeaceHealth Southwest's Kearney Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) providing assurance that we are held to the highest standards of care for patients with diseases of the breast. The NAPBC is a coalition of professional organizations working together to provide the most efficient and contemporary breast care using scientific evidence about what works best for patients. The NAPBC Board is composed of leadership from many medical disciplines and upholds nationally recognized quality performance measures for breast cancer treatment. NAPBC is administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), which for more than 100 years has led national and international initiatives to improve quality in hospitals.