Lane County imaging center gets PET/CT seal of approval
Medical experts give center props for patient care, quality imaging
EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon Imaging Centers has received a three-year stamp of approval from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) for PET/CT imaging, making it the only imaging center in Oregon to be ICANL accredited for both oncological and neurological PET/CT.
PET/CT exams are the most effective method for diagnosing or ruling out cancer, coronary heart disease and brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
“This endorsement reflects the care and commitment we provide to patients every day,” said Stephan Theide, medical director at Oregon Imaging Centers. “The work we do has a significant impact on people’s lives and comes with great responsibility. And that’s not something we take lightly.”
The ICANL accreditation lets patients know that they can rely on Oregon Imaging Centers because it has been carefully critiqued in all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of nuclear medicine. This respected organization only grants accreditation to facilities that provide quality patient care and are in compliance with national standards.
How it works
Positron emission tomography (PET) and computed tomography (CT) are state-of-the-art imaging tools that allow physicians to pinpoint disease. PET scans show all the biological organ systems in the body and how they function at the molecular level, while the CT scan provides a detailed picture of the body's internal anatomy and structure. PET/CT combines the strengths of these two imaging modalities into a single scan.
About Oregon Imaging Centers
Founded in 1993, Oregon Imaging Centers is the only full-service medical imaging organization in Lane County. Committed to improving access to comprehensive, state-of-the-art services, Oregon Imaging Centers was the first to introduce many imaging technologies and procedures. Its mission is to “Provide the best medical imaging, one patient at a time.”
A nonprofit organization, the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories (ICANL) is sponsored by Academy of Molecular Imaging, American College of Radiology, American College of Nuclear Medicine, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Radiologic Technologists, Society of Nuclear Medicine, and Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist Section.