Feb 22, 2011 -
MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT – Manchester Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN), received a three-year accreditation for Positron Emission Tomography or PET scanning from the American College of Radiology (ACR). This designation was awarded for high standards for clinical images and patient care.
To receive accreditation by the American College of Radiology, a hospital must submit to a rigorous review process and be evaluated on personnel qualifications, equipment performance, quality control measures, and the quality of clinical images. These are primary factors that affect the quality of clinical images and ultimately the quality of patient care.
A PET scan is a safe and effective way to measure tissue or organ function in your body. Used to diagnose diseases and to monitor the progress of the patient’s treatment, PET scans can detect cancer and examine the effects of cancer therapy. PET is also used to evaluate memory disorders and proven tumor or seizure disorders.
The American College of Radiology is a national organization serving 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, oncologists, and medical physicists with programs on medical imaging and radiation oncology as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services.