Reno CyberKnife Hospital Partner Earns ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has certified Reno CyberKnife’s hospital partner, Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer, as a designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.

The ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening Center designation is awarded to facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for developing lung cancer.

To achieve this highly regarded designation, Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer underwent a rigorous assessment of its lung cancer screening protocol and infrastructure. Other requirements the center had to meet include having ACR-accredited computed tomography (CT) for the chest module, along with having procedures in place for follow-up patient care, such as counseling and smoking cessation programs.

In the past year, lung cancer screenings have become a widely discussed topic for early detection of the disease in high-risk patients. Most recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced coverage of low-dose CT screenings for lung cancer for patients who meet certain criteria. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force also released a recommendation in favor of CT lung cancer screening for long-term smokers.

Comprised of 36,000 members from the radiation oncology and medical physics fields, the ACR is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The organization devotes its resources to making imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.

For more information about Saint Mary’s Center for Cancer and lung cancer screening procedures, visit their website. You can also learn more about Saint Mary’s pulmonology team here.

Reno CyberKnife is proud to be partnered with such a prestigious cancer center designated as a Lung Center of Excellence. To learn more about how Reno CyberKnife treats lung cancer, visit our conditions treated page.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.