June E. Nylen Cancer Center Earns ACR Accreditation
The June E. Nylen Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.
The ACR gold seal of 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 a 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 findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.
“Our facility has voluntarily gone through this vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care,” says Makayla Davidson, Radiation Oncology Manager at JENCC. She notes that this was a renewal of the ACR accreditation.
“We are proud to be recognized for having well qualified personnel through education and certification to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments. This accreditation also recognizes that our equipment is of high standards to provide the appropriate test or treatment needed and that our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.”
The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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.