Norton Community’s PET services receive accreditation

1/19/2012


NORTON, Va. – Norton Community Hospital’s Radiology Department recently received accreditation for its PET (positron emission tomography) services through the American College of Radiology (ACR).

 PETis a type of nuclear medicine imaging that is used to diagnose and determine the severity of or treatment for many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders, as well as other abnormalities.

“Norton Community Hospital’s Radiology Department has worked hard to acquire the latest diagnostic equipment and provide advanced radiology services for our community,” said Mark Leonard, vice president and CEO of NCH. “We are proud of this accreditation and this department’s commitment to providing high-quality radiology services.”

This latest ACR accreditation is one of several the NCH Radiology Department has received over the last year. The others are MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine and mammography.

“Being accredited in PET and the other service lines illustrates our focus on providing a higher standard of care for our friends and neighbors,” said Brad Ollis, NCH technical manager of Imaging Services.

This accreditation is a national recognition that the equipment, staff and physicians perform at a superior level of quality. This includes reporting, credentials, technical ability and equipment quality.

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