Standards Regarding Continuing Quality Assurance (QA) in the Echocardiographic Laboratory
Standard Q1: Regular review of study acquisition, including the quality and completeness of the images and the accuracy of the measurements by each sonographer.
Standard Q2: Review of study interpretation, including the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the reports of each interpreting physician.
Standard Q3: Staff meetings to review and discuss the results of QA process and introduce system-wide remedial or improvement measures.
Standard Q4: External Review for regular independent constructive feedback and review of either confirmatory or discordant findings by other laboratories.
Standard Q5: Validation against other diagnostic modalities.
Standard Q6: Case Review which is organization of and/or attendance at rounds and/or conferences focused on interesting case reports or series cases, or specific disease entities with an instructional content relevant to the activities of the laboratory.