Summit Medical Group's Diagnostic Imaging Centers have been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer. In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.
This prestigious designation is testament to the mission and vision of Summit Medical Group," Ed Curtis, CEO of Summit Medical Group, said. "Our goal is to provide our patients with the best tools and resources available to lead a healthy, happy life. Our diagnostic imaging capabilities give us the ability to screen, diagnose, and treat our patients in the most effective manner possible."
Lung cancer is the nation's leading cancer killer - taking the lives of more people each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer screening and appropriate follow-up care significantly reduces lung cancer deaths.
Founded in 1924, the ACR is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States, devoting resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
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To determine if a lung cancer screening is right for you, speak to your doctor and visit our website's lung cancer screening page.