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Posted: April 15, 2011 12:00 a.m.

Medical Center receives nuclear medicine accreditation

Newton Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in nuclear medicine after a review by the American College of Radiology.

 

"This voluntary accreditation process ensures that we meet the nationally-accepted standards of care for nuclear medicine, and just one of the many ways that Newton Medical Center is constantly striving to improve the quality of care we provide," according to a statement from Medical Center CEO Jim Weadick in a release. "Patients can rest assured that our staff, equipment and facility all exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines."

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field award the ACR gold seal of accreditation only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation.

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