Fredericksburg, Va. – (Oct. 24, 2017) Stafford Hospital Nuclear Medicine
department received accreditation renewal from the American College of
Radiology (ACR) for a period of three years in the areas of Planar, SPECT,
and Nuclear Cardiology.
The ACR is the gold standard in medical imaging. Accreditation goes to
facilities after a peer-review by board-certified radiologists and medical
physicists who are experts in the field.
“We are pleased to have our accreditation renewed following a rigorous
review,” says Dr. Neil Green, Vice Chairman, Division of Radiology
and Physician Director, Nuclear Medicine and Cardiac Imaging. “This
voluntary review process assures our patients that we are meeting nationally-accepted
quality standards and that our physicians and technologists are well qualified
to perform and interpret medical images and administer radiation therapy
The SH Nuclear Medicine department has been an accredited facility by the
American College of Radiology since 2011. All Mary Washington Hospital
and Stafford Hospital imaging departments demonstrate compliance with
the Image Wisely and Image Gently objectives for lowering the amount of
radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating
unnecessary procedures for adult and pediatric patients.
Mary Washington Healthcare
is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient
and outpatient care through more than 40 facilities and services including
Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical center, and Stafford
Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is
a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide
care regardless of ability to pay.
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