NCMA’s IAC Accredited Labs Provide Latest Cardiovascular Testing Technology

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Northern California Medical Associates (NCMA, ncmahealth.com) nuclear and echocardiology laboratories are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). State of the art cardiovascular imaging and diagnostic testing allow NCMA physicians to conduct comprehensive clinical cardiovascular consultations and to determine the best course of treatment.

Dr. Scott F. Lee, MD, FACC, Cardiology

Today’s technology provides detailed results, making diagnoses and resulting treatments more effective than ever before.

Screenings and advanced diagnostic tests provide physicians with important, lifesaving insights about the heart and blood vessels. Patients of NCMA Cardiology are tested with sophisticated technologies to provide comprehensive detail about the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels in both adults and children.

NCMA’s nuclear and echocardiology labs’ comprehensive testing battery includes cardiac ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, and nuclear cardiac imaging, pharmacological and exercise stress tests, as well impedance testing to detect heart failure, arrhythmia, and hypertension. NCMA cardiovascular labs proudly post the accreditation certificate granted by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), an organization widely respected in the medical community.

The IAC provides accreditation programs for vascular testing, echocardiography, nuclear/PET, MRI, CT/dental and carotid stenting. In the IAC’s accreditation process, NCMA cardiovascular testing equipment, physicians, and lab technicians have undergone a thorough review of operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

Dr. Scott F. Lee, MD, one of many expert cardiologists at NCMA, is fellowship trained in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, and he specializes in heart ablation procedures. Dr. Lee utilizes NCMA cardiovascular testing labs regularly, and he explains the major benefits that NCMA cardiovascular testing brings to NCMA doctors and patients.

“NCMA’s nuclear and echocardiology labs provide all NCMA doctors with cutting-edge technologies that have proven to be invaluable resources,” he says. “When my patients come in with symptoms of heart arrhythmia, or an irregular heartbeat, I take gratification in knowing that I can refer them to our testing laboratories, where innovative screenings and minimally invasive procedures scientifically pinpoint the source of the problem. Today’s technology provides detailed results, making diagnoses and resulting treatments more effective than ever before. NCMA patients often enjoy the additional convenience of same-day appointments.”

Since 1975, NCMA has offered comprehensive, innovative, and cost-effective healthcare to its patients. A practice composed of 42% primary care, 35% cardiology, and 23% other surgical and medical specialties, NCMA has successfully created a model healthcare organization featuring an independent, multi-specialist group practice. NCMA patients receive access to a sweeping range of medical and surgical services, diagnostic testing, and preventive programs. Today, people who join NCMA enter into a quality healthcare partnership with dedicated professionals that will last a lifetime, whether in times of illness or peak health.

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