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Published on April 16, 2013

Cardiovascular Imaging Earns Accreditation

Cone Health Diagnostic Imaging has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. Nuclear cardiology allows the early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases. “Time is very important when dealing with cardiovascular concerns. It is extremely important that we provide our patients with the highest quality of service -- from the people who set up appointments for the scans to those who take the scans to those who read the scans,” says Rich Lundy, Vice President, Cone Health Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services. “Earning this accreditation is one way we make sure that we give our patients the timely service they need and deserve.”

IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of nuclear cardiology. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process.

IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, and is supported by  the national medical societies related to nuclear cardiology and the  physicians, technologists and medical physicists who are members of those societies.