Accreditation Granted PET/CT Unit At St. Clairsville Health Center
March 6, 2017
WHEELING – The St. Clairsville Health Center, a division of Belmont Community Hospital (BCH), has yet another way to provide high quality patient care as its PET/CT unit has been granted accreditation by the American College of Radiation (ACR) for oncology imaging.
BCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.
PET/CT is a non-invasive advanced nuclear imaging technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) into one machine. A PET/CT scan reveals information about both the structure and function of cells and tissues in the body during a single imaging session. It is used to detect cancer, determine effectiveness of treatment, and whether cancer has returned or spread.
The three-year ACR accreditation is only given to facilities that have the highest level of image quality and safety, meeting the ACR practice parameters and technical standards. Areas reviewed include: image quality, personnel qualifications, equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance.
“The ACR gold seal of accreditation confirms the quality of our PET/CT imaging procedures. It proves our facility, equipment, technologist and physicians have met or exceed the requirements to produce high quality images,” said Chief Radiologist Dr. Mark Benson.
Radiology Director Jennifer Bond said, “We are proud to have earned this distinction. It shows our continued dedication to providing excellent service in diagnostic imaging and patient care.”
The PET/CT unit at the St. Clairsville Health Center operates two days a week: Mondays and Thursday. The Biograph 6 PET/CT unit is a contracted service through Insight.
Physician orders are needed for PET/CT scans. For more information, call 1-866-235-7226.
Other areas at Wheeling Hospital with ACR accreditation include: breast ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, CT scan and ultrasound. The CT scan accreditation is for both adult and pediatric CT imaging, and is one of only five in West Virginia that currently holds cardiac accreditation.
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. It 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.
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