QUINCY, IL – Quincy Medical Group (QMG) has been awarded accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for PET/CT services at the QMG Cancer Institute.
The QMG Cancer Institute is the only local facility to provide PET/CT imaging in a stationary imaging suite. A PET/CT scan combines both a CT and PET scan to provide the physicians with detailed information regarding a patient’s cancer. QMG added this new technology in the summer of 2020.
“While patients are in our care, their experience is important,” QMG Director of Imaging Services Dolly Little. “Providing PET/CT imaging inside our facility means patients no longer have to receive their scans on a mobile truck unit. Patients now can have their imaging in the comfort of our QMG Cancer Institute.”
The ACR accreditation comes after an extensive review process to ensure the radiology services meet national standards.
“Quincy Medical Group strives to provide patients the highest level of service. Receiving this accreditation demonstrates our continued commitment to quality and our patients,” said Little.
The American College of Radiology is at the forefront of radiology evolution, representing more than 38,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists. Its core purpose is to serve patients and society by empowering members to advance the practice, science, and professions of radiological care.
The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Image quality and procedure evaluations are conducted by board-certified radiologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. The program also evaluates personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. All findings are reported to the practice via a comprehensive report that includes recommendations for improvement.
For more information on QMG Cancer Institute’s imaging services, visit quincymedgroup.com/cancer.