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Accredited Echocardiography Laboratory Distinction for The Chester County Hospital

ECHO TeamThe Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) granted The Chester County Hospital Echocardiography Laboratory accreditation in echocardiography. The laboratory is one of the first 1,000 echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing.

Cardiac structure and flow information provided by echocardiographic testing is useful in the detection and management of many types of heart disease. This non-invasive test has become one of the standard diagnostic tools in cardiology. Echocardiography is a complex imaging technique that relies on the experience and training of both the physician and sonographer.

The ICAEL was established with the support of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOP) to provide a peer review mechanism to encourage and recognize the provision of quality echocardiographic diagnostic evaluations by a process of voluntary accreditation. Participation in the accreditation process is voluntary.

Source: ICAEL Press Release (June 23, 2008)

Last Updated: 7/17/2009