AdventHealth Hendersonville Imaging Earns Renewed Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation

N.C., AdventHealth Hendersonville Imaging Earns Renewed Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation

Dec. 8, 2020; HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – AdventHealth Hendersonville Imaging has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in stereotactic breast biopsy as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Stereotactic breast biopsies are often used after a mammogram shows changes in breast tissue. It is a low-risk and minimally invasive test that uses a special mammography machine to guide the radiologist’s instruments to the location of the abnormal growth. The removed cells are then examined under a microscope for diagnosis.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs and report their findings to the ACR Committee on Accreditation.

“Our imaging team knows the importance of getting answers for the people who are coming to us for diagnosis. That is why they make sure our Stereotactic Breast Biopsy services meet the highest quality and safety standards for every patient, every time,” said AdventHealth Hendersonville Director of Imaging, Todd Guffey.

Stereotactic breast biopsy is part of the whole-person care – body, mind and spirit - available through the AdventHealth Medical Group Breast Center at Hendersonville. This center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, and once again earning the ACR Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation.

This center delivers superior breast care in a comforting, woman-focused environment.

From routine checkups to advanced cancer treatments, the AdventHealth Medical Group Breast Center at Hendersonville provides services to women who are concerned about their breast health. Learn more about the full spectrum of breast health care and dedicated nurse navigators to guide patients through every step of their journey, visit

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.