Radiation Oncology Accreditation ProgramThe American College of Radiology (ACR), the leading radiation oncology practice accreditation organization, with nearly 500 accredited sites, and 25 years of accreditation experience, continues to offer its “gold standard” accreditation program following the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) withdrawal from the current accreditation program.

“The ACR radiation oncology accreditation program remains unchanged. It is the gold standard. Sites that have accreditation or have applied for accreditation with ACR can rest assured they have the best peer-reviewed, educationally focused evaluation process to help them achieve their goal of providing excellent patient care. The ACR remains committed to helping facilities achieve excellence and looks forward to a great many years of continued service to radiation oncologists nationwide,” said Patrick Conway, MD, chair of the ACR radiation oncology accreditation committee.

The established and efficient ACR process is based on nationally recognized guidelines and technical standards; assesses personnel qualifications; patient treatment; policies and procedures; equipment specifications; quality assurance (QA) activities; safety and helps sites achieve excellence in patient care. This remains unchanged.

“ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted accrediting body in radiation oncology. Achieving ACR accreditation allows radiation oncology facilities to demonstrate to their patients, communities, payers and referring physicians that they are committed to providing the highest quality care. The ACR program, and the trust and recognition it has earned, is rock solid,” said Albert L. Blumberg, MD, FACR, chair of the ACR Commission on Radiation Oncology.