Early detection of life threatening heart disorders, stroke and other diseases is possible through the use of vascular testing procedures performed within hospitals, outpatient centers and physicians’ offices.
According to the IAC, cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies every 39 seconds of cardiovascular disease – disorders of the heart and blood vessels. Stroke, a disorder of the blood supply to the brain, is the third leading cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the country, with nearly 800,000 new strokes occurring annually.
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Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, KS has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Vascular Testing in the area of Peripheral Venous Testing.
What does IAC Accreditation Mean?
Accreditation by the IAC indicates that Vein Clinic of Greater Kansas City has undergone an intensive application and review process. We have been found to be in compliance with the published Standards by demonstrating a commitment to quality patient care in vascular testing.
Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review of a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation process enables both the critical operational and technical components of the applicant facility.
Widely respected in the medical community, the IAC accreditation is supported by the national medical societies related to vascular testing, which include physicians, sonographers and technologists.
IAC Vascular Testing is supported by the following organizations while operating independently of their activities: American Academy of Neurology (AAN) / American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN); American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM); American Society of Echocardiography (ASE); Joint Section on Cerebrovascular Surgery / American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS); Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM); Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS); Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU); Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS); Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR); and Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU).
When scheduling a vascular procedure, we encouraged our patients to research the accreditation status of our facility. You can learn more by visiting intersocietal.org/vascular/main/patients.htm.
IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, diagnostic CT, dental CT, carotid stenting, vein treatment and management and cardiac electrophysiology. The IAC programs for accreditation are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care and promoting health care and all support one common mission: Improving health care through accreditation®.To date, the IAC accrediting divisions have granted accreditation to more than 14,000 sites throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
The information provided above was provided by IAC.