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Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

Helping Physicians “See”

Helping Physicians "See" For all of us involved in quality improvement measures within our lab our goal is to drive change.  Reporting physician compliance with turnaround time or participating in group peer review sessions to track interpretive variability can often generate some lively...
Written by Angela Mills, BA, RVS

What’s wrong with this vascular image?

What’s wrong with this vascular image? Modality: Carotid Duplex View: Long axis CCA Answer: This image demonstrates prox CCA that was labeled and measured as a distal CCA. Correct Technique: The Proximal CCA placement should be very low on the neck usually close to the collar bone The...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

Inspiring Excellence Series

How could I improve this image? Modality: Transthoracic Echocardiography View: Subcostal long axis IVC Answer: The image could be optimized to elongate the IVC to ensure the correct diameter is measured. Tips for Measuring the IVC: Long axis view of the IVC Optimize image so...
Written by Judith Buckland

Staff Spotlight: Andrea

We are starting our new series Staff Spotlight by introducing our newest employee Andrea Fields! Andrea is our new Cardiac Clinical Director. She will help develop our clinical and educational programs related to echocardiography. Her experience with advanced echocardiography will be a great...
Written by Judith Buckland, RDCS, FASE, MBA

6 Steps to Meeting New IAC QI Measures

So over the past year we saw a lot of changes regarding the IAC accreditation quality improvement requirements across all modalities. Finally, as the dust settled we were left with a standardized program across the board. We expected the new QI to be difficult and time consuming so it took a...

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