Cone Health Cardiac Testing Earns Accreditation
The Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center Echocardiography Laboratory has been accredited in the area of adult transthoracic echocardiography for three years by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC.)
Echocardiography is a procedure often used to diagnose life-threatening heart disorders. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer of Americans.
"Cone Health seeks to be a national leader in healthcare and having outside organizations such as the IAC accredit our programs is essential," says Rich Lundy, Vice President, Heart and Vascular Services and Image Services. "People can be assured that we meet or exceed all national standards."
While echocardiography is widely used, the skill of the sonographer performing the evaluation, the knowledge and experience of the physician interpreting the scan and the quality control measures all influence the results of the test. The IAC accreditation only goes to those facilities found to provide quality patient care in compliance with national standards.
IAC accreditation is a "seal of approval" that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully reviewed by a panel of experts in the field. People can get more information at http://www.intersocietal.org/echo/main/patients.htm.
Echocardiography is one of many high quality services offered at Cone Health Heart and Vascular Center.