July 17, 2008 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) has been awarded a three-year contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to serve as the accrediting organization for all VA hospital radiation oncology facilities nationwide.
The 33 VA facilities will go through the ACR accreditation process over the next three years.
There are currently more than 200 radiation oncology facilities in the U.S. that are ACR accredited or in the accreditation review process. ACR accreditation aims to be an efficient process of both self-assessment and independent external expert audit, based on the ACR guidelines and technical standards, which assesses the qualifications of personnel, policies and procedures, equipment specifications, QA activities, patient safety and ultimately the quality of patient care.
For more information: www.acr.org