Toshiba sponsors virtual colonoscopy course

Toshiba America Medical Systems (Tustin, California) reported it will sponsor a continuing medical education course in virtual colonoscopy in collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston) Massachusetts General Hospital ( Boston) and the Department of Continuing Education of Harvard Medical School (Boston).

Courses in virtual colonoscopy have been offered at Harvard Medical School since 2004, and Harvard is now expanding the program by offering this course at the Toshiba Education Center in Irvine, California, with open enrollment to physicians.

Toshiba will host the course quarterly with the first course Aug. 20-21.

Sagemark centers accredited

The Sagemark Companies (New York) reported that all of its imaging centers have received accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR; Reston, Virginia).

“We are delighted that each of our imaging centers has met the strict standards of the American College of Radiology,” said Michael Fagien, MD, chief medical officer for the Sagemark Companies.

“Our imaging facilities are centers of medical excellence and 100% ACR accreditation is a testament to the excellent imaging service we provide to each and every patient,” continued Fagien. “We are especially proud of the ACR accreditation on May 29th of Premier PET Imaging of Jacksonville for oncology and brain procedures, as well as for cardiac PET perfusion studies using ammonia N-13, to our knowledge, the only out-patient center in the United States to receive such an honor.”

Sagemark is a national owner and operator of out-patient PET and PET/CT medical diagnostic imaging centers.