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Oncology Consutlants has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence™ (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes.

The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care. In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry® and General Radiology Improvement Database, as well as Image Wisely® and Image Gently®.

The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. With 36,000 members, the ACR devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

“The process of obtaining the DICOE (Diagnostic Center of Excellence) was not just something that happened overnight. In order to arrive where we are today, there were several criteria which had to be met over the last two years in order to even qualify as an applicant. It required us to constantly adapt to change in process, policy, and protocol.

We have an excellent team who take pride in their work and are very adaptable to change. This was a cohesive team effort by a group who strives for continuous improvement and excellence in patient care. Congratulations

to the OC Imaging Team and especially Dr. Stenoien for truly being among the best and the first ACR Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence in Texas!”

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