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Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation Program offers physicians the opportunity for peer review and evaluation of their qualifications to perform stereotactic breast biopsies in an independent or collaborative setting, and for the facility's staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs, image quality, and breast dose to be evaluated.

This voluntary program is a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The program includes ACS verification of credentials for the surgical staff performing stereotactic breast biopsies in an independent or collaborative setting, and review of the breast biopsy unit by the ACR.

The impetus for the program came as a result of the concerns of radiologists, surgeons, other national medical organizations, the government, and the public that qualified personnel perform stereotactic breast biopsies using appropriate equipment to ensure that women receive optimum tissue sampling with the lowest possible risk.

For more information please contact NAPBC@facs.org.