April 2, 2016
Riverview Medical Center has, for the second time, been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine resulting from a review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Nuclear medicine uses trace amounts of radioactive material to diagnosis and treat a variety of diseases, including cancers, gastrointestinal abnormalities, heart disease, problems associated with the endocrine system, and more.
“The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety,” says Leo J. Fontana, M.D. “We are proud of our team, our technology, and techniques to ensure that we provide our patients with the most accurate diagnoses, in an environment that is both high-tech and high-touch.”
The ACR awards the gold seal only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards, following 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 they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 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 health care services. They offer accreditation programs in 10 imaging modalities including CT, MRI, breast MRI, nuclear medicine, and PET.
Riverview Medical Center’s Diagnostic Imaging Center provides a full array of services with convenient hours, including x-ray, PET/CT and CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology. Riverview is also home to the Women’s Center, which is dedicated to the specialized health needs of women, such as digital mammography, breast MRI, bone density, ultrasound, and stereotactic surgery. For information about imaging services at Riverview Medical Center, please call 732-530-2304.
About Riverview Medical Center
Riverview Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health Family, is a 463-bed not-for-profit community hospital located on the Navesink River in Red Bank, New Jersey. Riverview Medical Center provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines including: maternity, diabetes management, and emergency and critical cancer services. Riverview’s Jane H. and John Marshall Booker Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer services close to home, while Riverview’s Jane H. Booker Women and Children’s Center combines expertise and convenience to address preventative health, diagnosis, treatment, and support for women of all ages. Riverview Rehabilitation Center is Monmouth County’s only fully-accredited inpatient rehabilitation facility, and Riverview is a designated Primary Stroke Center and has also maintained prestigious Magnet designation for Nursing Excellence since 1998. Riverview is the only hospital in the region with the groundbreaking CyberKnife® system, offering new hope for patients with inaccessible or inoperable tumors. For more information about Riverview Medical Center and Meridian Health, please call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit www.riverviewmedicalcenter.com.