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2013-05-07 12:30:37

Hackensack UMC, Mount Desert Island Hospital Receive Elite Distinction for Achieving Excellence in Medical Imaging WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) recognized medical facilities in New Jersey and Maine as the first-ever Diagnostic Imaging Centers of Excellent (DICOE), recognizing a distinctive level of excellence in diagnostic imaging. The awards to the Hackensack University Medical Center in Bergen County, N.J. and the Mount...

2013-04-18 16:27:45

Prostate-Only Radiation Therapy Centers throughout the United States Consistently Demonstrate the Highest Clinical Quality LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Premier Prostate Cancer Center, a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and the Urology Care Alliance (UCA), is the latest in a rapidly growing list of prostate-only treatment centers to earn the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. The American College of Radiology...

2013-01-28 20:21:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center hit the road today - a result of the retailer's partnership with Charlotte Radiology to take breast cancer screening and awareness to more than 100 cities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee in its first year. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2013-01-08 23:26:47

Radiologists nearly twice as likely as other providers to qualify for PQRS bonuses A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study shows that fewer than one-in-five healthcare providers meet Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements. Those that meet PQRS thresholds now receive a .5 percent Medicare bonus payment. In 2015, bonuses will be replaced by penalties for providers who do not meet PQRS requirements. As it stands, more than 80 percent of providers...

2012-11-20 12:27:31

Individuals, Facilities and Societies Can Now Pledge to "Image Wisely" WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is being released by The American College of Radiology: Image Wisely(®), in collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), SNMMI Technologist Section and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), has created easily accessible online educational materials to help providers use the lowest radiopharmaceutical...

2012-10-17 11:24:46

OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) are the proud North American organizers of the first annual International Day of Radiology -- November 8, 2012 -- marking the 117(th) anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray and the tremendous advances in patient care made possible by radiation therapy and medical imaging exams, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography...

2012-10-03 10:23:38

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Northern California Prostate Cancer Center (NCPCC), a partnership between AKSM/Oncology and Urological Surgeons of Northern California (USNC), is the first prostate-only radiation treatment center in California to earn the high honor of a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121003/CG86106) NCPCC is the latest in a rapidly growing list throughout the United States of...

2012-09-26 06:24:38

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Valley Oncology's Radiation Department has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) involves the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve symptoms from...

2012-09-24 23:00:06

Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Hammond, LA (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 The Heart Clinic of Hammond, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine and ultrasound as the result of an extensive review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small...

2012-07-11 06:25:53

Integration-ready, web services platform provides next-generation ACR Appropriateness Criteria® to ensure safe, effective, and appropriate use of medical imaging RESTON, Va., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Radiology's (ACR) national standard for imaging protocols -- ACR Appropriateness Criteria® (AC) -- is now available in a digitally consumable format to be incorporated into computerized ordering and electronic health record (EHR) systems. ACR...