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Written by Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE and Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS

5 Things to Know about Using Fractional Area Change (FAC) to Assess RV Function

Before jumping into assessing the RV with the Fractional Area Change method, lets recap the past couple weeks.  Last week, we talked about two methods for quantifying the function of the RV (TAPSE & S’ Wave).   We selected these methods to explain first due to ease, reproducibility and...
Written by Andrea Fields MHA, RDCS and Judith Buckland, MBA, RDCS, FASE

7 Tips to Implementing RV Size Quantification

We recently reviewed basic right heart anatomy and outlined the ASE updated recommendations for quantifying right heart size and function.  For the 2nd part of our Right Heart blog series, we are going to discuss proper measurements for size evaluation of the right ventricle (RV). Imaging...
Written by Rhiannon Anderson and Judith Buckland

10 Steps to Building a Nuclear QI Program to Meet ALARA Recommendations

This month we reviewed radiation safety and patient centered nuclear cardiology protocols. To close out our March focus on nuclear cardiology, this week we will review IAC nuclear accreditation requirements for on-going Quality Improvement (QI) and provide easy steps to creating your own...
Written by Judith Buckland

Changes Again with Echo Accreditation

We provide our software clients with weekly eTutoring and the next 2 weeks we are reviewing the recent echo accreditation changes to the QI program and to the random audits. We wanted to share this information with all of you. This week, we will briefly review both the current changes in effect and...
Written by Judith Buckland

Aunt Minnie Feature Article: Imaging Accreditation with Quality and Ease: Part 1

While vital for high-quality care, accreditation can be challenging and sometimes tedious for imaging departments. To help, this new article series will offer some tips for how to comply with the latest Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Quality Improvement (QI) requirements with quality...

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