MILWAUKEE (4/30/2010) - Children's Physician Group in Gurnee, Ill., has been granted accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories.
The Children's Physician Group laboratory is one of a growing number of echocardiography labs in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to be recognized for its commitment to high-quality patient care and quality diagnostic testing.
Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary. Accreditation demonstrates that the laboratory has met or exceeded high standards for echocardiography testing.
The echocardiography accreditation program was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography to provide a peer review process to encourage and recognize facilities that provide quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations.
Echocardiographic testing is useful in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. This noninvasive test has become a standard diagnostic tool, with about 10 million echocardiograms performed each year in the U.S. Echocardiography is a complex imaging test that relies on the experience and training of both the physician and sonographer. Their interpretive and technical abilities determine the diagnostic accuracy of the exam.