Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Phone 1-800-227-6440 | Fax 703-648-9176
Email bicoe@acr.org


Getting Started


The Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) designation is awarded to 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.

01 Benefits

02 Determine Eligibility

A facility is eligible to receive the ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation if it is fully accredited by the ACR in the following modalities:

*Requirement takes effect Jan. 1, 2016. Centers may also satisfy this requirement if they refer their patients to another facility for breast MRI and breast MR-guided biopsy outside their center. This facility must be accredited by the ACR in breast MRI and may be within their facility system or in a referral relationship with the Center of Excellence.

03 Apply

If a facility offers all four accredited modalities at a single physical location, the ACR will consult its database and automatically provide a certificate.

If a breast imaging center has affiliated facilities at different physical locations which together provide all four modalities, complete the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence request form.