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Published on December 23, 2008

GHS Radiation Therapy Center Receives ACR Accreditation

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Georgetown, SC—Georgetown Hospital System’s Radiation Therapy Center located at Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in Radiation Oncology Services as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The achievement makes the facility the only accredited facility in South Carolina offering breast brachytherapy, prostate brachytherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.

The ACR accreditation is for the period ending Oct. 31, 2011.

The American College of Radiology 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 the facility equipment.  The surveyors report findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.

Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center, located at 2405 N. Fraser St., is a service of Georgetown Hospital System.  The facility opened in 2004.  The Radiation Therapy Center is affiliated with MUSC Hollings Cancer Center.

The American College of Radiology 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.

For additional information about Georgetown Hospital System, Francis B. Ford Cancer Treatment Center and the many cancer treatment options available at the facility, go to www.GeorgetownHospitalSystem.org

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