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Sep 22, 2010 3:06 PM by Carina Corral

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center receives accreditation in Nuclear Medicine

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo has received a three-year term accreditation in Nuclear Medicine from the American College of Radiology.

It comes on the heels of a newly installed nuclear medicine camera at the hospital that allows doctors to more accurately detect disease that may otherwise not be detected by other means, such as with CT scan alone.

Doctors can now determine where the disease is located, distinguishing it from normal tissue and physiological activity and predict where it might go next.

The ACR is a national organization serving more than 34,000 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.

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