Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center Named ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Northwest Hospital’s Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

This distinction means the Samuelson Breast Care Center has earned accreditation in not only the ACR’s mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program but also in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules. The center is now fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.

To meet this goal, the Samuelson Breast Care Center was subject to rigorous peer-review evaluations conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. These reviews determined that the center meets high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, and quality control procedures and assurance programs.

Also, in late March, Robert H. Paley, M.D., joined the Samuelson Breast Care Center as its dedicated breast radiologist who exclusively reads mammograms and other breast imaging results.

“Numerous studies have shown that dedicated breast imagers are more accurate than their peers in diagnosing breast cancer and evaluating breast abnormalities,” says Dawn J. Leonard, M.D., breast surgeon and medical director of the Samuelson Breast Care Center. “If there’s a single reason why a woman should choose a particular center over another for her breast imaging needs, the choice should be the center where her studies will be read by a radiologist with expertise in the field who is dedicated to women’s imaging, with experience on his or her side.”

Dr. Paley comes to Northwest Hospital via Saint Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, where he was chair of Diagnostic Imaging and a general radiology practitioner with a concentration in breast imaging. Dr. Paley received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in Boston; he later completed a fellowship in interventional radiology there. His residency in diagnostic radiology was at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Though having a dedicated breast radiologist is not a requirement for an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Dr. Paley’s presence at the Samuelson Breast Care Center will enhance its new status.

The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs for focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

-Holly Hosler

To schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained physicians and find out why LifeBridge Health is Baltimore's premiere health care organization, call 410-601-WELL.

Print this entry

No Comments Yet.

Leave a comment

*

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

LinkedId

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • Members of #SinaiHospital OB/GYN associates at #MaysChapel were all smiles during a celebration breakfast, thanking them for their hard work and outstanding results with the recent #JointCommission survey. Practice manager Jenorice Haynes calls them her "Supreme Team." Way to go!" #LifeBridgeHealth #HealthCare #ThankYou

    lifebridgehealth: "Members of #SinaiHospital OB/GYN associates at #MaysChapel were all smiles during a celebration breakfast, thanking them for their hard work and outstanding results with the recent #JointCommission survey. Practice manager Jenorice Haynes calls them her "Supreme Team." Way to go!" #LifeBridgeHealth #HealthCare #ThankYou"
    3
    0
  • The "Groundhog Shadow Day" program allows #NorthwestHospital to help shape the next generation of #healthcare workers by giving students, from the Woodstock Job Corps #Career Development Center, real-world experience into the #health care industry. #LifeBridgeHealth

    lifebridgehealth: "The "Groundhog Shadow Day" program allows #NorthwestHospital to help shape the next generation of #healthcare workers by giving students, from the Woodstock Job Corps #Career Development Center, real-world experience into the #health care industry. #LifeBridgeHealth"
    1
    0
  • Behind the scenes of our #ad campaign photo shoot at #Baltimore's famous #CafeHon. Stay tuned for the finished product featuring one of our "physicians." #LifeBridgeHealth

    lifebridgehealth: "Behind the scenes of our #ad campaign photo shoot at #Baltimore's famous #CafeHon. Stay tuned for the finished product featuring one of our "physicians." #LifeBridgeHealth"
    7
    0
  • #Levindale uses #creative expression to help those with illnesses develop #healthy lifestyles. #TherapeuticRecreationMonth #LifeBridgeHealth

    lifebridgehealth: "#Levindale uses #creative expression to help those with illnesses develop #healthy lifestyles. #TherapeuticRecreationMonth #LifeBridgeHealth"
    4
    0
  • #LifeBridgeHealth continues to grow and evolve to meet the current and future needs of our patients, physicians, employees, partners and community members. You are the reason we will never stop building bridges to the future of health care. #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Hospital #Doctors #Surgery #Nurses

    lifebridgehealth: "#LifeBridgeHealth continues to grow and evolve to meet the current and future needs of our patients, physicians, employees, partners and community members. You are the reason we will never stop building bridges to the future of health care. #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Hospital #Doctors #Surgery #Nurses"
    7
    0
  • An #apple a day keeps the #doctor away! And at #LifeBridgeHealth we are happy to see you staying healthy. #TipTuesday #HealthyFood

    lifebridgehealth: "An #apple a day keeps the #doctor away! And at #LifeBridgeHealth we are happy to see you staying healthy. #TipTuesday #HealthyFood"
    8
    1
  • "This bag makes you feel good, I know that people care." Jane, a patient at #LifeBridgeHealth was very thankful when she received her #ComfortKit from #GivingComfort. #Cancer #Hope #Comfort #Treatment

    lifebridgehealth: ""This bag makes you feel good, I know that people care." Jane, a patient at #LifeBridgeHealth was very thankful when she received her #ComfortKit from #GivingComfort. #Cancer #Hope #Comfort #Treatment"
    3
    0
  • Dr. Mauro Moscucci, chief of medicine for #SinaiHospital and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute, strikes a pose with his new t-shirt during a campaign event for #LifeBridgeHealth. #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Healthcare #Medicine #HeartHealth

    lifebridgehealth: "Dr. Mauro Moscucci, chief of medicine for #SinaiHospital and medical director of the Cardiovascular Institute, strikes a pose with his new t-shirt during a campaign event for #LifeBridgeHealth. #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Healthcare #Medicine #HeartHealth"
    0
    0
  • This #ValentinesDay, #LifeBridgeHealth employees are taking steps to boost their #HeartHealth by participating in a 'heart walk' around three of our facilities! #AmericanHeartMonth #HealthyHeart #Heart #Exercise

    lifebridgehealth: "This #ValentinesDay, #LifeBridgeHealth employees are taking steps to boost their #HeartHealth by participating in a 'heart walk' around three of our facilities! #AmericanHeartMonth #HealthyHeart #Heart #Exercise"
    8
    0
  • #LifeBridgeHealth's Cardiovascular Institute uses #Maryland's best advanced technology to get you back to the life you love. #AmericanHeartMonth #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Healthcare #HearthHealth #Heart

    lifebridgehealth: "#LifeBridgeHealth's Cardiovascular Institute uses #Maryland's best advanced technology to get you back to the life you love. #AmericanHeartMonth #FutureOfHealthCareIsHere #Healthcare #HearthHealth #Heart"
    6
    0