The ‘gold seal’ of quality

Sequim Gazette staff

The American College of Radiology has awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine to Olympic Medical Center. The accreditation extends to the nuclear medicine unit found at Olympic Memorial Hospital within the diagnostic imaging unit.

 

“We have worked hard to achieve this distinction,” said Deby King, director of diagnostic imaging for OMC. “This accreditation is the result of dedication by our expert radiologists and skilled technologists, as well as support at the administrative level. The ACR gold seal of accreditation shows our patients that they are receiving care in a facility that meets the highest level of standards for imaging quality and safety.”

 

The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet “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.

 

About the ACR

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 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.

 

Nuclear medicine is a branch of diagnostic imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, via injection or ingestion, to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease and other abnormalities within the body.

 

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