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Family Cancer Center earns CT accreditation

Family Cancer Center earns CT accreditation

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:58 pm

  UNION CITY — The Family Cancer Center, which operates 10 facilities in the Memphis tri-state area, has been awarded a three-year accreditation in computed tomography (CT) services by the American College of Radiology, a national professional medical organization dedicated to providing quality patient care.

Accreditation by the American College of Radiology ensures that the physician interpreting scans has met stringent education and training standards and the imaging equipment is surveyed regularly by a medical physicist to make sure that it is functioning properly and is taking optimal images. It also ensures that technologists operating the equipment are certified by the appropriate body.

The American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in their field. The team assesses the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the equipment at the facility.

The American College of Radiology is the leading radiology organization and one of the top US health care organizations in terms of federally funded clinical research.

About the Family Cancer Center

Founded in 1997, the Family Cancer Center provides cutting-edge treatment and individualized care to patients diagnosed with cancer. It operates ten comprehensive, self-sufficient offices throughout the Mid-South, providing treatment services in the areas of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hematology and rheumatology. Those wanting more information may call (901) 850-0272 or visit the Web site,
Pubished in The Messenger 10.22.08

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