ANNAPOLIS, Md. (November 29, 2012)— The Echocardiogram Unit at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has received a three-year term of accreditation in adult thoracic echocardiography from the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). As one of the first hospital-based labs in Anne Arundel County, this is the unit’s third successful submission. “The vision for our Echocardiogram Unit was to have every Echo technician registered. We’ve successfully achieved this with this accreditation,” said Janice Hurley, manager, Echo Cardiology Lab.
Echocardiography is in imaging test which uses sound waves to digitally create a picture of the heart and can accurately detect heart disorders and other diseases. The skill of the echocardiography technician combined with the accuracy and power of the machine work together to provide precise results, allowing physicians to diagnose and safely treat patients.
Accreditation by the IAC means that AAMC has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. 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 including detailed case study review.