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Temple Cancer Center Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

The Temple Cancer Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The Temple Cancer Center is made up of a highly skilled and compassionate group of physicians and clinical and support staff who provide patients the latest cancer diagnostic procedures, treatments, and support. The multidisciplinary team at the Temple Cancer Center includes medical oncologists, surgical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, pain management specialists, oncology nurses, pharmacists, radiation physicists, radiation therapists, laboratory technicians, social workers, nutritionists, financial counselors, support staff and trained volunteers.

The ACR is the nation's oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 500 accredited sites, and 25 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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.

Date Published: Friday, June 6, 2014