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Mon Health Medical Center Earns Lung Cancer Screening Designation from the American College of Radiology

Posted Date: 6/8/2023
Mon Health Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning – sometimes called CAT scanning – is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

“Annual lung cancer screenings can significantly reduce lung cancer deaths and identify cancers at an early and treatable stage. Being a Lung Cancer Screening Center Designated facility means that we are prioritizing the importance of these screenings and providing the highest level of quality and safety for our patients,” said Dr. Ihtishaam Qazi, Oncologist at Mon Health Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center.

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report that can be used for continuous practice improvement.

“We are honored to be recognized as a Lung Cancer Screening Designated facility from the American College of Radiology. This reflects our commitment to the early detection and treatment of lung cancer, ultimately saving lives and improving the health of the communities we serve,” said David Goldberg, President and CEO of Mon Health System and Executive Vice President of Vandalia Health. “My family is on the lung cancer treatment journey, so this is personal for me. Mon Health’s oncology program is stellar, and this recognition demonstrates that we provide exceptional care to every patient, every time.”

The ACR, founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science, and professions of radiological care. The College serves more than 37,000 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 healthcare services.

“This accreditation showcases our commitment to excellence in patient care and our dedication to utilizing advanced imaging technology,” said Dr. Evan Kupec, Chief of Radiology at Mon Health Medical Center. “It is a testament to the expertise and collaborative efforts of our teams to empower individuals with knowledge and provide them with the best possible outcomes.”
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