Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation from the American College of Radiology
The Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute, a radiation oncology practice with two offices in Ocala, Marion County; one in Inverness and one in Lecanto, Citrus County; and one in the Villages Medical Center, Sumter County has been reaccredited as a result of a recent survey (2008) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Physician and physicist members of the recently reaccredited practice are Norman H. Anderson, M.D., G. Steven Bucy, M.D., C. Joseph Bennett, Jr., M.D., Timothy A. Brant, M.D., Kevin Kalbaugh, M.S., Linda M. Ewald, M.S., RuiGuo Liu, Ph.D., Dale Moss, Ph.D., and Bradley A. Beck, M.E.
ACR awards accreditation to a radiation oncology group for the achievement of high practice standards after a voluntary survey of their practice. Approximately 10% of free-standing radiation oncology centers in the US are currently accredited. Surveys are conducted by radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are members of the ACR. They assess the quality of the work being performed by physicians and medical physicists, as well as staff efficiency, quality assessment and improvement activities including peer review, and the adequacy of space and equipment within the practice. The surveyors report their findings to the ACR’s Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report.
The American College of Radiology is a national organization servicing more than 30,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, and medical physicists. Programs focus on the practice of radiation oncology and radiology, and defining standards to promote the delivery of quality radiologic health services.