Being the ‘Best of the Best’ … And Having the Accreditation/Certification to Prove It

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All health care providers want to make a difference in patients’ lives and do everything they can to produce successful outcomes. One way to demonstrate leadership in this regard is through professional accreditation and certification.

Ultrasound Solutions Corp. encourages and supports these achievements.

Getting From Here to There – Professional Organizations and Links:

AIUM – American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Practices are Accredited; individuals are Certified.

AIUM Accreditation is granted to a specific facility or practice. Receiving accreditation implies that a practice has demonstrated that all of its interpreting physicians meet relevant ultrasound training guidelines, case volume requirements, and continuing ultrasound education. All sonographers are or will become appropriately certified by a specific date, ultrasound equipment is adequately maintained, safeguards are in place, and there is regular monitoring for quality assurance.

Certification is given to individuals who meet educational and experiential requirements, pass an examination(s) and obtain continuing medical education in their field.

IAC – Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
(formerly the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories)

Physicians and technologists are required to complete 15 credits within the three-year accreditation period that complies with IAC standards. The individual(s) in charge of completing your practice’s accreditation/reaccreditation can guide physicians and sonographers toward the appropriate CME and CEU courses.

IAC – Vascular Testing

Interest in accreditation demonstrates the vascular testing facility’s commitment to quality patient care. The IAC can help with detailed standards/guidelines, preparing application materials, finalizing the application, fee information and more.

ACR – American College of Radiology

The ACR Appropriateness Criteria (AC) are evidenced-based guidelines to assist referring physicians and other providers in making the most appropriate imaging or treatment decision for a specific clinical condition.

ACR Accreditation is recognized as the Gold Standard in medical imaging. By displaying the gold seals of ACR Accreditation, you can demonstrate to your patients, payers and returning physicians that you are committed to the safest and best quality care practices possible. Become a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence!

The ACR accredits facilities in the following modalities:

  • Breast MRI
  • Breast ultrasound
  • CT
  • Mammography
  • MRI
  • Nuclear Medicine and PET
  • Radiation oncology practice
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Ultrasound

The Ultrasound Accreditation Program involves the acquisition of clinical images, submission of relevant physician reports corresponding to clinical images submitted, and quality control documentation.

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