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Community Medical Center’s Nuclear Medicine Program Earns Accreditation for the Fourth Time

01/30/2017

Community Medical Center’s nuclear medicine program has received reaccreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This recognition represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, and shows that Community Medical Center has voluntarily completed a rigorous review process to meet nationally-accepted standards.

The program is reaccredited for a three year period and this is the fourth time Community Medical Center has earned this reaccreditation.

“We are very pleased to have once again achieved ACR accreditation for our nuclear medicine program,” says Douglas Gibbens, MD, Chair, Department of Radiology. “It validates the high quality care provided at Community Medical Center and is a testament to the radiologists, technologists and everyone involved in the care of our patients. We seek out ACR accreditations for our radiologic modalities to assure patients receive the highest quality and safest care possible,” he added.

Nuclear Medicine is a branch of Medical Imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by or injected into a patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancer, heart disease, thyroid and other abnormalities within the body.

The ACR accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after an extensive peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. The ACR is the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S.

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