ICAEL & ICANL Accreditation

About ICAEL & ICANL

Today's health care organizations are held to high levels of accountability — by peers, by the general public, and by Medicare and other payers. ICAEL accreditation is a means by which echocardiography laboratories can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide.

Committed to balancing the changing needs of both the echocardiography community and the general public, the ICAEL was created in 1996 by uniting physicians and sonographers from the sponsoring organizations. The physicians and sonographers on the ICAEL Board of Directors composed the ICAEL Standards, an extensive document defining the minimal requirements for echocardiography laboratories to provide high quality care. The Standards are used by laboratories as both a guideline and the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.

Serving as the basis for the accreditation program, the ICAEL Standards are an extensive document defining the minimal requirements for echocardiography laboratories to provide high quality care. Every two years, the Standards are reviewed by the ICAEL Board of Directors and revised as needed. The Standards are used by laboratories as both a guideline and the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.

About ICANL

Today's health care organizations are held to high levels of accountability — by peers, by the general public and by Medicare and other payers. ICANL accreditation is a means by which general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and PET facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide.

Committed to balancing the changing needs of the nuclear medicine, the nuclear cardiology and PET communities with those of the general public, the ICANL was created by uniting physicians and technologists from the sponsoring organizations. Collectively these individuals created the ICANL Standards, an extensive compilation of documents defining the minimal requirements for nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology and PET laboratories to provide high quality care. Routinely revised by the ICANL Board of Directors to reflect current practices, the Standards are used by laboratories as the foundation to create and achieve realistic quality care goals.