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Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center was honored in January 2013 by receiving a radiation oncology accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for a full three-year term. Radiation oncology, also known as radiation therapy, is the treatment of cancer through the careful use of high-energy radiation. Radiation oncologists are the medical specialists that use radiation to treat a patient’s cancer. LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center is currently the only ACR-accredited radiation oncology facility in the 440 area code.

The ACR is the oldest and most widely recognized radiation oncology accrediting body in the United States, with 25 years of experience in accrediting medical facilities. The ACR seal of accreditation is awarded to institutions meeting strict technical standards and practice guidelines, as determined by its peers (board-certified medical physicists and radiation oncologists who are recognized as experts in their fields). In addition to awarding accreditations, the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation also provides the institution with detailed reports for use in continuous practice improvement.

The ACR accreditation awarded to LH/UH Seidman Cancer Center means that the radiation treatments we administer meet the highest standards of quality and radiation safety. This means that:

  • Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet or exceed ACR’s nationally accepted standards of patient care and radiation treatment, quality control procedures, patient safety, and quality assurance programs.
  • Our staff is properly qualified, through certification and continuing education, to provide your radiation oncology treatments.
  • We have the appropriate facilities and properly-maintained equipment for any radiation treatment we provide.