Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Nuclear Cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, officials announced Friday.
Early detection of life threatening heart disorders and other diseases is possible through the use of nuclear cardiology procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians' offices.
While these tests are helpful, there are many facets that contribute to an accurate diagnosis based on Nuclear Cardiology testing.
The skill of the technologist performing the examination, the type of equipment used, the background and knowledge of the interpreting physician and quality assurance measures are each critical to quality patient testing.
When scheduled for a Nuclear Cardiology procedure, patients are encouraged to inquire about the accreditation status of the facility.
IAC accreditation is widely respected within the medical community, as illustrated by the support of the national medical societies related to Nuclear Cardiology, which include physicians, technologists and medical physicists.
Nuclear/PET accreditation is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and in some cases by private insurers.
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