Cancer Center of Indiana Updates

March 8, 2012

Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana Physician Elected Indiana Oncology Society President

Naveed Chowhan, MD, board certified medical oncologist/hematologist and Medical Director of the Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana, was recently named President-Elect for the 2012 Indiana Oncology Society Board of Directors.

Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana PET/CT Scanner Earns American College of Radiology Accreditation

Cat Scan

The Floyd Memorial Cancer Center of Indiana recently earned American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation for its PET/CT scanners. PET and CT scanning (also known as a CAT scan) stand for Positron Emission Tomography and Computed Tomography.

PET scanning is a type of nuclear medicine imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases, including cancer. Because nuclear medicine procedures are able to pinpoint molecular activity within the body, they offer the potential to identify disease in its earliest stages as well as a patient’s immediate response to therapeutic interventions.

CT scanning combines special x-ray equipment with sophisticated computers to produce multiple crosssectional images of the body, including internal organs, bones, soft tissue and blood vessels. It can assist with the early diagnosis of cancers, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, appendicitis, trauma and musculoskeletal disorders, just to name a few.

ACR accreditation is strictly reserved for institutions whose level of quality and patient safety are truly top-notch, and is the hallmark of excellence in cancer care.