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Radiation Oncology Receives ACR Accreditation

May 30, 2013

DETROIT — The Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford Health System has been awarded a three-year term of full accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with 25 years of accreditation experience.

Among the nine ACR-certified radiation oncology sites in Michigan, five belong to Henry Ford: Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Henry Ford Macomb Hospital-Clinton Township, Henry Ford Medical Center-Cottage in Grosse Point Farms and Henry Cancer Institute-Downriver in Brownstown.

ACR accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field.

To achieve ACR accreditation, a facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements quality assurance and quality control procedures must undergo a rigorous review process and meet specific qualifications. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous improvement.

The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services. To learn more, visit http://www.acr.org/.

Learn more about the Department of Radiation Oncology at Henry Ford.