Canton-Potsdam Hospital nuclear medicine receives accreditation
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 7:26 am

POTSDAM -- Canton Potsdam Hospital’s Nuclear Medicine Department has been awarded a three-year accreditation from the American College of Radiology.

“The accreditation process was very extensive and required submission of images, policies, procedures, physicist tests, and physician and technologist credentialMario Salazar, Radiologist Dr. G. Michael Maresca, Director of Imaging Services Diane Jay, and William Howlett.Mario Salazar, Radiologist Dr. G. Michael Maresca, Director of Imaging Services Diane Jay, and William Howlett. documentation,” said Canton-Potsdam Hospital Director of Imaging Services Diane Jay.

Nuclear medicine uses small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose and treat disease. In imagery, the radiopharmaceuticals are detected by cameras that work with computers to provide precise pictures that provide doctors with information about structure and function.

Accreditation signifies a high level of service and proficiency to administer tests and interpret results. In means the hospital meets or exceeds nationally accepted safety and quality standards.

To learn more about imaging and radiology tests available or to view a complete listing of services at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, visit cphospital.org.