St. Luke’s Nuclear Medicine receives accreditation
Sioux City, IA - St. Luke’s has been awarded accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for its Nuclear Medicine services.
ACR 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. A national organization, ACR serves more than 32,000 diagnostic and interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists and nuclear medicine and medical physicists.
As part of the accreditation process, ACR assesses the qualifications of the personnel at each facility; all staff at St. Luke’s is certified to work with the modalities within their specialty areas.
St. Luke’s Nuclear Medicine is a specialized area of radiology that uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to examine organ function and structure. Nuclear medicine is often used to help diagnose and treat abnormalities very early in the progression of a disease such as thyroid cancer. All Nuclear Medicine exams at St. Luke’s are interpreted by board certified radiologists.
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About St. Luke’s:
St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is a community hospital serving the tri-state Siouxland area. Our focus is - and will always be - patient-centered care to improve the health of the people of Siouxland. With 1,200 employees and nearly 85,000 patients cared for annually, St. Luke’s is an anchor of support for the Siouxland community.
St. Luke's offers full-service healthcare with a range of inpatient and outpatient services, specialty and family healthcare clinics, and healthcare screenings and community benefit programs. St. Luke's is also planning for the future of healthcare through its affiliation with St. Luke’s College. With a strong focus on safety and quality, St. Luke’s has built a long-standing reputation of improving lives through advanced treatment and health education.
For more information, visit www.stlukes.org.