PMMC Wins 3-Year Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

PMMC in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN PA – Positron emission tomography (PET) and nuclear medicine, which use small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose a variety of diseases, have been accredited for the next three years at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, East High Street, Pottstown PA, the hospital announced Tuesday (Oct. 26, 2011).

The  accreditation follows a recent review of the hospital and its practices by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Its accreditation gold seal represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety, the hospital said, and is awarded only to facilities that meet ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after an evaluation by experts in the field.

PET, also called PET imaging or a PET scan, is a type of nuclear medicine imaging. Doctors using it can discover many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other bodily abnormalities.

ACR is a national professional organization with more than 34,000 members who practice medical imaging, radiation oncology, and comprehensive health care service delivery.

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