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.