Baton Rouge General Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

06-May-2013 Baton Rouge, La. - Baton Rouge General has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR awards Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation to breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

As an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Baton Rouge General underwent rigorous peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Through these rigorous evaluations, Baton Rouge General is recognized for achieving high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

"As Louisiana's first NAPBC-accredited breast center, Baton Rouge General's designation as an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence is a reflection of our commitment to offering patients in the community comprehensive breast imaging services with the highest standards for clinical quality," said Dr. Claire Roberts, Director of Breast Imaging for Baton Rouge General.

For questions about breast health, contact Baton Rouge General's Patient Navigator at (225) 237-1600, or email

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center 

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is a full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit

About American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (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 health care services.