VVMC Earns Nuclear Medicine Accreditation
VVMC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in
nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American
College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical
imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested
by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease,
including many types of cancers, heart disease and certain other
abnormalities within the body.
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 Guidelines 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.