LEWISTON — The Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s radiation oncology service has earned accreditation from a national professional organization.
The Cynthia A. Rydholm Cancer Treatment Center, a component of the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology following a review by the American College of Radiology. The Rydholm Center is located on the ground floor of the west wing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Only two Maine hospital systems support ACR accredited radiation therapy services.
The Rydholm Center uses an array of high-tech equipment to plan and provide radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists, assisted by medical physicists and dosimetrists, plan treatments using sophisticated computer applications and a CT simulator.
American College of Radiology accreditation indicates a radiation center has achieved the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific standards as determined by a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and expert medical physicists.