DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — DuPage Medical Group’s Joliet Breast Center, located at 2100 Glenwood Ave., has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, or BICOE, by the American College of Radiology. DMG, which remains the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in the Chicago area, began its operation of the Joliet Breast Center in 2015. The facility utilizes advanced imaging technology that physicians use in diagnosing, assessing and treating the most complicated medical conditions.
The BICOE designation is awarded to breast centers that earn accreditation in all of the American College of Radiology’s voluntary accreditation programs, in addition to a mandatory mammography accreditation. In order to receive this designation, a center must have achieved certification in the specific areas of stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, ultrasound-guided breast biopsy and mammography. In addition, peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and expert medical physicists, ultimately determine if a facility achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.
“The BICOE certification is key because it lets patients know our center meets all the accreditation requirements of the ACR,” says said DMG Chief Operating Officer South Region David Spaccarelli. “This recognition also demonstrates the hard work and dedication of the Joliet Breast Center staff. We’re serving patients with the highest quality service and care.”
To learn more about DMG’s Radiology or Women’s Health specialty departments, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.
About American College of Radiology
The ACR is a national, professional organization serving more than 32,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
About DuPage Medical Group
Founded in 1999, DuPage Medical Group is the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group with more than 700 physicians in over 100 suburban Chicago locations. DMG is a patient-centered organization focused on improving access to convenient, quality health care using the latest technology and treatment options. For more information, visit www.dupagemedicalgroup.com.