The Radiation Oncology Department at the Elliot Hospital has been awarded a prestigious three-year accreditation in Radiation Oncology by the American College of Radiology (ACR), representing the highest level of quality and patient safety. Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, utilizes various types of radiation to treat most cancers.
Radiation Oncology at the Solinksy Center for Cancer Care at The Elliot and the Elliot Hospital Radiation Oncology Department in Londonderry earned the ACR seal of accreditation after an extensive review of its entire program. The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body with over 700 accredited sites nationwide.
Radiation Oncology at Elliot Hospital uses state-of-the-art technologies, including TruBeam© Linear Accelerators, real-time tumor imaging with robotic-assisted tumor localization, as well as brachytherapy to deliver highly focused radiation treatments. Elliot Hospital’s radiation oncology team includes physicians, radiation therapists, oncology-trained nurses, medical physicists, and dosimetrists who are dedicated to providing precise and expert care. Radiation oncologists work in collaboration with medical oncologists, specialty surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurse navigators, and support services to offer patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.
“We are honored to earn this accreditation by the American College of Radiology. It speaks to the dedication of the radiation oncology staff and entire treatment team to deliver the highest quality of cancer care in a safe and compassionate environment,” says Brian Knab, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology.
ACR accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology 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.