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Written by Judith Buckland

Sonographers – The Pain Factor

I wanted to share my epiphany with you regarding sonographers scanning in pain... Before starting CardioServ, an Accreditation Consulting business in 2007, I used to scan full-time in adult and pediatric echo. I too, like most other techs, had constant and nagging neck pain. Once I stopped the...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson

Focused Ultrasound Opens Doors to New Treatments for Cardiovascular Diseases

What is focused ultrasound? Focused ultrasound (FUS) made headlines in the United States recently with the FDA approval of the therapy for ablation of prostate cancer. As the Education director at an accreditation consulting firm specializing in diagnostic imaging, I was immediately intrigued by...
Written by Judith Buckland

CardioServ’s 8th Anniversary

Today is our 8 year anniversary and we are celebrating! We love providing superior accreditation consulting to our clients and helping to improve healthcare through accreditation. We are excited to be celebrating 8 years in business here at CardioServ and we want to express our gratitude and...
Written by Judith Buckland

TEE Probe Leak Test

TEE PROBE LEAK TEST BECOMES MANDATORY DECEMBER 31, 2015...ARE YOU READY? Back in July 2013, one of the revisions to the IAC Standards and Guidelines included “the structural and electrical integrity of the transducer must be checked between each use, using an ultrasound transducer leakage...
Written by Judith Buckland

ICD-10 for Cardiologists

Are you prepared for the ICD-10 deadline on October 1, 2015? Doctors’ offices, hospitals and everyone covered under HIPPA will be making the much anticipated switch to the ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. The number of diagnostic codes will increase from 14,000 to 70,000. What does this mean for a...

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