Hope Radiation Cancer Center

2900 Hwy 77, Lynn Haven, FL 32444    Phone: 850-481-1687   Fax: 850-481-0761

Hope Radiation Cancer Center Earns ACR Accreditation

April 24, 2013 - Lynn Haven, FL — Hope Radiation Cancer Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer.
 
The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
 
About Hope Radiation Cancer Center
 
Hope Radiation Cancer Center employs Dr. Hasan Murshed, a board certified and the area’s only M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Fellowship trained radiation oncologist, specializing in Prostate Cancer and Breast Cancer treatments. Hope Radiation Cancer Center uses the area’s newest radiotherapy technology, the Varian iX Silhouette Linear Accelerator with RapidArc technique capability. RapidArc technology enables physicians to deliver an image-guided IMRT (intensity-modulated radiation therapy) treatment two to eight times faster than is possible using other treatment techniques, taking in some patients less than two (2) minutes. RapidArc treatments are consequently far more comfortable for the cancer patient, who spends significantly less time in daily treatment, without any compromise in treatment precision.  Using RapidArc to deliver highly conformal treatments like IMRT, Hope Radiation Cancer Center can improve the quality of care as well as patient’s comfort during treatment, making it a top-rated cancer center.