Gainesville, Va., November 2, 2009 -- The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology services as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology(ACR).
“This accreditation is an acknowledgement that we utilize state-of-the-art technology and best practices to provide high-quality patient care and operate at the highest standards for a radiation oncology facility,” says Dr. Sanjeev K. Aggarwal, the center’s medical director.
The ACR, headquartered in Reston, Va., 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 surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The ACR is a national organization serving more than 32,000 diagnostic and 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 health care services.
The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas is a strategic partnership of Fauquier Health and Prince William Health System dedicated to providing radiation oncology and support services to cancer patients in Northern Virginia. The center offers state-of-the-art radiation therapy technologies including IMRT, IGRT, and PET/CT scanning. The Cancer Center is the only facility in Northern Virginia to offer the faster, more precise RapidArc™ radiation therapy innovation. For more information, visit www.cancercenterlm.org.