Diagnostic Imaging

Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center (SNCC) is at the forefront of diagnostic imaging technology, having the first fixed PET/CT scanner in Lincoln, Nebraska accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). SNCC has voluntarily gone through a rigorous review process to be sure nationally accepted standards are met. Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform and interpret your medical images. You can be assured by this certification that your treatment and our facility meet or exceed quality assurance and safety guidelines.

Diagnostic imaging is a critical part of treatment planning. A clear diagnosis and definitive picture of what’s going on is critical for proper treatment. Diagnostic imaging is a tool to present an image of exactly what we are treating and why. PET and CT scans are performed at our 68th Street clinic and CT scans are performed at our Pine Lake clinic.

Our diagnostic imaging provides a non-invasive and painless way of visualizing tissues and organs in the body so that abnormalities can be identified. There are many different techniques for generating images. Some techniques utilized for detecting or diagnosing cancer include:

  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
    • FDG: Oncology
    • F18 Sodium Fluoride: Bone
    • Ga68: Neuroendocrine
    • Axumin: Prostate
  • CT (Computed Tomography)
    • General CT
    • Lung Screening

THERAPEUTIC:

  • Xofigo: Prostate
  • Lu-177 Dotatate: Neuroendocrine
  • Zevalin Y90: B Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Diagnostic Imaging Certifications

The ACR standards define principles for the delivery of high-quality imaging and therapeutic care. SNCC maintains the following certifications:

  • ACR Certification – PET/CT
  • ACR Certification – CT – head/neck/chest
    • Lung Cancer Screening

To learn more about our radiology – diagnostic imaging services, call 402-420-7000.


American College of Radiology (ACR) Gold Seal of Accreditation Frequently Asked Questions

What should I know about radiation safety?

Before your imaging procedure, be sure to ask your physician the following questions:

  • Why is the test needed?
  • How will having the test improve my care?
  • Are there alternatives that do not use radiation and deliver similar results?
  • Is the facility accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR)?
  • Are pediatric and adult tests delivered using the appropriate radiation doses?
  • Why should I have my imaging exam done at an accredited facility?

When you see the gold seals of accreditation prominently displayed in our imaging facility, you can be sure that you are in a facility that meets standards for imaging quality and safety. Look for the ACR Gold Seals of Accreditation.

To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, our facility’s personnel qualifications, equipment requirements, quality assurance, and quality control procedures have gone through a rigorous review process and have met specific qualifications. It’s important for patients to know that every aspect of the ACR accreditation process is overseen by board-certified, expert radiologists and medical physicists in advanced diagnostic imaging.

What does ACR accreditation mean?

Our facility has voluntarily gone through a vigorous review process to ensure that we meet nationally-accepted standards of care.

Our personnel are well qualified, through education and certification, to perform medical imaging, interpret your images, and administer your radiation therapy treatments.

Our equipment is appropriate for the test or treatment you will receive, and our facility meets or exceeds quality assurance and safety guidelines.

What does the gold seal mean?

When you see the ACR gold seal, you can rest assured that your prescribed imaging test will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of imaging quality and radiation safety. The facility and its personnel have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology (ACR), the largest and oldest imaging accrediting body in the U.S. and a professional organization of 34,000 physicians.

First effective PET/CT scan for prostate cancer patients in Nebraska is completed at SNCC

The scan can detect the location and extent of cancer that has recurred after initial treatment and spread to other parts of the body. Prostate PET/CT scans can detect cancer earlier than either CT scans alone or MRI scans. Learn more!