Marcum & Wallace Hospital receives ACR Lung Cancer Screening Designation

 Marcum & Wallace Hospital (MWMH) in Irvine is now a designated CT Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR) and participating in the Lung Cancer Screening Registry.


Participation in the registry is voluntary and allows the MWMH imaging facility to compare its lung cancer screening performance to other facilities nationwide. Healthcare providers and radiology staff can use these objective comparisons to advance our lung cancer screening practice, target specific areas for improvement, implement quality improvement programs, and improve patient care.


“Screening is an important tool in the fight against lung cancer,” said Marcum & Wallace Radiology Director Sharon Whitaker. “An annual CT screening for people at high risk for lung cancer can save lives through early detection. This designation shows our commitment to patients of our region. Low dose CT screening for lung cancer carried out safely, efficiently and equitably will save tens of thousands of lives a year.”


The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry (LCSR) is approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to meet Medicare quality reporting requirements. As part of the ACR National Radiology Data Registry (NRDR®), the LCSR leads the effort in developing benchmarks and comparisons to help imaging facilities improve quality of patient care.


For additional information about a CT Lung Cancer Screening, contact Sharon Whitaker, Radiology Director, 606-726-2178.