We are pleased to announce that the PET Fusion Center of East Jefferson General Hospital, located in the Yenni Pavilion, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation is awarded only to facilities meeting the highest level of image quality and patient safety standards, and is the result of an extensive review of facility image quality, personnel qualifications, imaging equipment, quality control and quality assurance programs.
"It speaks volumes for the level of care we provide to our patients and this community when reviewed and accredited with a gold seal by a leading, national organization like the American College of Radiology," says Mark J. Peters, MD, EJGH President and CEO. "Patients know when they entrust us with their medical needs we will provide the highest standards of care. I congratulate and thank our team members and physicians for all that they do to make us national leaders."
PET/CT combines high resolution CT images with molecular imaging to pinpoint areas of abnormal metabolic activity in the body; it has been hailed as the most important breakthrough in oncology imaging in the 21st century. EJGH is home to one of the most advanced PET/CT scanners in the state, combining high resolution images with low patient dose.