Echocardiography Labs Reaccredited

Pictured from left back row: Greg Bliss, William Roeske, MD, Elizabeth Juneman, MD, Paul Fenster, MD, Raj Janardhanan, MD, Jeff Gregoire, Phillip Barrios, Carrey Stivers, Sarah Ditri, Amy Shepherd. Front row: Manya Denman, Shane Scully, Kellie Ohanian, Todd Rutter, Magda Gutierrez, Caitlin Stumpf.

The Inter-societal Accreditation Commission (IAC) fully re-accredited the Banner - University Medical Center Echocardiography Laboratory for five types of heart ultrasound, or echocardiograms. “This is an important achievement that we can all be proud of. Currently there are just a handful of centers in Tucson that are IAC accredited in echocardiography. As far as I know, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is the only facility in Tucson accredited in all possible heart ultrasound modalities,” said Raj Janardhanan, MD, interim director of the Echo Lab.

Because accreditation must be renewed every three years, accredited labs have a commitment to maintaining quality through self-assessment, new technology adoption, and continuous improvement. Because accreditation requires high standards and has strict guidelines to maintain exceptional quality, being re-accredited means that Banner-University Medical Center is engaged in maintaining the highest of standards.

Each of these locations was granted a three-year term of accreditation for their specific echocardiography servces:

  • Banner University Medical Center - Tucson Cardiology for adult stress, adult transesophageal and adult transthoracic.

  • Banner University Medical Center - North Campus Cardiology in Tucson for adult stress and adult transthoracic.

  • Banner University Medical Center - South Campus Cardiology for adult stress and adult transthoracic.

  • Banner University Medical Center - Green Valley Physician Offices Cardiology for adult transthoracic.

Meet the UA Sarver Heart Center cardiologists who specialized in cardiac imaging.