A Vascular Ultrasound or Duplex study is a non-invasive test performed to evaluate a patients blood flow through the arteries and veins. The test provides Vascular Surgeons with the information that they need to provide a diagnosis and set a course of treatment for each patient. All the ultrasound technicians at Western Vascular Institute are trained specifically in Vascular sonography and our facilities are Accredited by the IAC Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular sonography.
Patients can rely on accreditation as an indication that the facility where their examination will be performed has proven a commitment to providing quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease. Patients can rest assured that accredited facilities have been carefully critiqued on all aspects of their operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of vascular technology.
Health care organizations are held to very high levels of accountability, by peers and by the general public. In numerous states, reimbursement directives that require accreditation of the facility have been instituted by Medicare carriers as well as private, third-party insurers. Similar draft payment policies are pending throughout the United States. Facilities attaining accreditation before it is required for reimbursement demonstrate a willingness to surpass current expectations.
The general public and members of the vascular testing community will recognize an unmatched commitment to providing quality health care by facilities that achieve IAC Vascular Testing accreditation.