08/07/2006

WVU Advanced Imaging Accredited

American College of Radiology Surveys PET Center

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging of cardiology, oncology, and neurology as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment. The ACR’s Committee on Accreditation provides the practice with the experts’ reports.

“Recognition by our peers of the quality of the radiology department at West Virginia University is a compliment to the program, and testimony to the quality of our advanced imaging staff and our facilities,” said Gary Marano, M.D., director of PET. “We are the only facility in West Virginia to have earned this recognition.”

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic-interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nuclear medicine and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare services.

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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
bovinost@wvuh.com
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