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Compass Medical named Screening Center of Excellence

Published in Wicked Local Braintree Forum

Compass Medical, a physicians group serving the South Shore, including Braintree, was recently named a Screening Center of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance.

“We are proud and honored to be working with Compass Medical as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence,” said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Lung Cancer Alliance president and CEO. “Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to advancements in research and lives saved. They are an example to follow.”

Designated Screening Centers of Excellence are committed to providing clear information based on current evidence on who is a candidate for lung cancer screening, and to complying with comprehensive standards based on best practices developed by professional bodies, such as the American College of Radiology, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. The standards involve controlling screening quality, radiation dose and diagnostic procedures within an experienced, multidisciplinary clinical setting.

“Compass Medical is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care,” said Michael Myers, chief medical officer of Compass Medical. “Low dose CT screening has shown to be the only proven method to detect lung cancer at an early and treatable stage. “We are thrilled to be part of this elite group, setting an example for responsible screening practices across the country.”

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