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Testing Overview: Stereotactic Breast Biopsy (Revised 3-3-2023)

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Successful accreditation is a team effort involving the lead supervising physician, stereotactic technologist, and qualified medical physicist (QMP). Other personnel (administrators, managers, etc.) may also be a part of your team, depending on your facility. This team should be agreed upon before beginning the accreditation process and should keep in close contact during the process. This will help ensure success.

In addition to the information included here, should you have additional questions you can contact ACR breast imaging staff .

There are three portions to your ACR Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Accreditation submission: 

  1. Medical Physicist Report

  2. Clinical Testing

  3. Phantom Testing

The Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Clinical Data Form is attached below.

You must utilize the services of a QMP for the Medical Physicist Report and oversight of your facility’s technologist quality control (QC) program. The ACR strongly recommends using the services of a QMP for the image quality control portion of your submission.

Every unit must apply to be accredited (in the case of add-on biopsy attachments used on more than one unit, all units that the add-on attachment is used on for stereotactic biopsies must be accredited).

All clinical and phantom examinations submitted must have been performed within six months of the date that the testing package link was released to the facility. No images will be accepted for review that predate this date by more than six months.

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Article created; FAQs incorporated; No criteria changes



Clinical Data form attached


Updated Clinical Test Image Data sheet attachment

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