Through the injection of a radioactive tracer, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) procedures are useful in diagnosing and staging various cancers, identifying heart disease and early detection of brain disorders including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
There are many factors that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on PET testing. The training and experience of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used and the quality assessment metrics each facility is required to measure, all contribute to a positive patient outcome. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the PET facility’s processes and procedures have been carefully evaluated by medical experts in the field of nuclear medicine.
Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook Internists, North Suffolk Cardiology located in East Setauket, NY has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in PET.
Accreditation by IAC indicates that Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook Internists, North Suffolk Cardiology has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to be in compliance with the published Standards, thus demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in PET. Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility to be assessed, including representative case studies and their corresponding final reports.
The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear medicine/PET, MRI, CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management, cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular catheterization. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring and promoting quality patient care supporting one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®. IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of more than 40 national medical societies. To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more about IAC, visit intersocietal.org.