OVMC Named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology

The only facility within a 25 mile radius who is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in all of the ACR accreditation programs.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Ohio Valley Medical Center recently received accreditation in Breast MRI by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and is the only facility within a 25-mile radius who is a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence in all of the ACR accreditation programs. These include Breast Ultrasound, Ultrasound Guided Breast Biopsy, Mammography, Stereotactic Breast Biopsy, and Breast MRI.  The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to the breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all of the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.  Dr. Joseph Capito, Chairman of the OVMC Department of Radiology notes “Breast MRI offers an additional imaging modality to help gather information in the detection of breast cancer. In offering this advanced technology for breast evaluation and having the designation of the ACR accreditation, OVMC continues to provide the best possible care for women's health issues.”  He adds,  “We are extremely proud of this prestigious recognition and excited to be able to bring this latest advancement for breast health services at OVMC to serve the women of the Ohio Valley.”

Judy Duvall, Manager of Radiology at OVMC, states,“We always strive to provide the highest standard of care for all of our patients. Our Radiology department is made up of an excellent team of professionals who provide quality and compassionate health care.  Earning the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) award supports our commitment to providing quality care to the people in our community.”  

“There is no question that we are proud of the hard work, and effort that our radiology team has continually demonstrated in order to attain this accreditation,” said  Ohio Valley Health Services and Education president and chief executive officer, Michael Caruso. “This takes a culture of teamwork, and accountability which is evident in our radiology department.”


The American College of Radiology, 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.