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Rhode Island Hospital, Radiosurgery Center Receive Three-Year Accreditation from American College of Radiology

5/6/2013

Cyberknife StaffRhode Island Hospital’s radiation oncology department and the Radiosurgery Center of Rhode Island have earned a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). ACR is the leading radiation oncology practice accreditation organization, with nearly 500 accredited sites, and 25 years of accreditation experience. It also offers accreditation programs in 10 different imaging modalities. Accreditation is awarded to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation.

In order to receive radiation oncology accreditation, a hospital must meet ACR, American Society for Radiation Oncology and American Association of Physicists in Medicine guidelines and technical standards, as well as pass an on-site assessment conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Evaluations consider the qualifications of personnel, the adequacy of facility equipment, and quality management and improvement activities.

Triology: Radiation Oncology Patient and Nurse“Rhode Island Hospital has the most advanced technology and the most experienced radiation oncologists in the region,” said Edward Sternick, MD, medical physicist-in-chief, department of radiation oncology at RIH. “This accreditation demonstrates the department of radiation oncology’s achievements and its continued efforts to be a leader in the battle against cancer.”

The Radiosurgery Center of Rhode Island, also located on the Rhode Island Hospital campus, is the only facility in Rhode Island equipped with the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System for the non-invasive treatment of tumors.