NYU Winthrop Earns Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the ACR
NYU Winthrop Imaging Services has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designa- tion is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in computed tomography in the chest module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Also required are procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.
Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans and appropriate follow-up care significantly reduces lung cancer deaths. NYU Winthrop’s Radiology Team, under the leadership of Orlando Ortiz, MD, is proud to offer this preventive medical technology and wears this designation proudly.