Accreditation for Cardiovascular Imaging. Setting Quality Standards for Patient Care

Gary V. Heller, Sandra L. Katanick, Tamara Sloper, Mario Garcia

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The accreditation of laboratories performing noninvasive cardiac procedures is now routinely available and often required by insurance companies. In this article, the history of the accreditation for cardiac procedures is reviewed, the process explained, and the number of accreditated laboratories listed. Decision pathways are listed, and common reasons for a laboratory being delayed in approval are described specific for the various modalities. Some of the common compliments and concerns received by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-397
Number of pages8
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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