North Suburban Medical Center 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 mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including 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 North Suburban has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs.

"North Suburban is always focused on providing our community with the best possible care and clinical expertise to meet their medical needs," said Daphne David, chief executive officer at North Suburban Medical Center. "We are honored to have this accreditation that showcases that we are delivering on the promise to provide high-quality care through a skilled team of caregivers who care like family."

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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 healthcare services.

The Outpatient Imaging Center at North Suburban Medical Center provides screening, diagnostic, and 3D mammograms; breast MRIs; and breast ultrasounds. Expert technologists and radiologists specialize in interpreting results.

To provide comprehensive breast health, the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network at North Suburban has medical experts who specialize in oncology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, and reconstructive surgery. Additionally, North Suburban's nurse navigator provides clinical and personal support for all oncology patients.