Dr. Stuart Fischer and Dr. Steven T. Forman of Los Alamitos Cardiovascular are featured guest speakers at the "Matters of the Heart" Community Education Series sponsored by Los Alamitos Medical Center's Heart Beat University. Presentations are given throughout the community and are free.
For class locations and additional class details, please call (562) 799-3257 and ask for the CAD coordinator or check online at losalamitosmedctr.com
Los Alamitos, CA -Los Alamitos Cardiovascular has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear medicine as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material, ingested by the patient, to diagnose and treat a variety of disease, including many types of cancers, heart disease, and certain other abnormalities within the body.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 34,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services..
To find out more about what this means to you, please view Accreditation FAQ's