NORTHAMPTON – After submitting 60 medical records for quality assurance review and undergoing an onsite interview, Cooley Dickinson Hospital’s Radiation Oncology program has earned accreditation by the American College of Radiology, a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine and medical physicists
"Accreditation by the ACR demonstrates we are exceeding quality assurance protocols in our field," Craig Hansen, manager of Radiation Oncology, says.
Adds Hansen, "Cooley Dickinson Hospital offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy treatment, and with the ACR accreditation we have independent validation of our compliance with national standards of excellence in the field of radiation therapy."
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The Radiation Oncology program is part of Cooley Dickinson's Cancer Care program. Radiation oncology therapy is one phase of a multidisciplinary approach to treating a patient living with a cancer diagnosis.
Cooley Dickinson's Radiation Oncology program is accredited through August 2013.
Based in Reston, Virginia, ACR is a national organization that focuses on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
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