TerrebonneGeneral Medical Center (TGMC) has been awarded a three-year term ofaccreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by theAmerican College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclearmedicine is a highly specialized branch of medical imaging that uses smallamounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treata variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease andcertain other abnormalities within the body. Nuclear medicine procedures areamong the safest diagnostic imaging exams available as well as being extremelysensitive to abnormalities in an organ's structure or function.
The ACR goldseal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patientsafety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines andTechnical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certifiedphysicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality,personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality controlprocedures, and quality assurance programs are all assessed during the process.
“TGMC isproud to be awarded ACR’s Gold Seal of Accreditation,” said Phyllis Peoples, Presidentand CEO. “Our teams’ extensive knowledgeand our superior technology are not only vital to patients receiving properdiagnosis and effective treatment, but also continue to build on our 60-yeartradition of providing exceptional healthcare with compassion.”
The ACR is anational professional organization serving more than 36,000diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicinephysicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice ofmedical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.
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