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Radiation Oncology Services Receives ACR Accreditation

8/27/2013

Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology (ECC/VO), a Tri-State Radiation Oncology Center (TROC), and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology were recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.

The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 500 accredited sites, and 25 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It 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 then provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

“ACR’s accreditation of Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology is a credit to our dedicated team of nurses, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists and radiation oncologists who are committed to providing outstanding radiation therapy treatments to our cancer patients,” said Jon D. Frazier, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of ECC/VO. “We are extremely proud to have received this accreditation and will continue to hold ourselves to an extremely high standard so that our patients receive high quality cancer care.”

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.

For more information about the Chancellor Center for Oncology, please visit www.deaconess.com and for more information on the Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology, please visit www.evansvilleradiationoncology.com