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EACVI Laboratory Accreditation

Accreditation of laboratories in Transthoracic (TTE), Transoesophageal (TOE) and Stress Echocardiography (SE), and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR)

The EACVI aims at setting up a European standard in laboratory practices and patient care.

Since 2009, the EACVI offers Laboratory Accreditation in TTE, TOE and SE.

New in 2019: Laboratory Accreditation in CMR.

Why would you benefit from receiving EACVI Laboratory Accreditation

Educational benefits:

  • preference to be hosting centres for EACVI grants (prestige and reimbursement)
  • preference in participation in EACVI specific educational projects (for instance, e-learning)
  • preference to be hosting centres for fellowships
  • preference in the selection for educational courses and meetings

Scientific benefits:

  • preference in participation in EACVI specific scientific projects

Research benefits:

  • strong preference for research programs

Economical benefits:

  • preference to be selected for trials with echo sub-studies

The aim of the EACVI Laboratory Accreditation process is to raise quality standards of practice and equipment across Europe in a uniform manner. It is also designed to be used as an educational tool to improve the overall quality of the laboratories.

The EACVI Laboratory Accreditation process is also aimed at providing laboratories with standards against which they can benchmark themselves and may be used to reinforce a case for the purchase or upgrade of equipment and facilities to meet these standards. 

What this process does not provide is a legal framework for practice but represents a voluntary process of standards that must function within national and local regulations. It is designed to apply to all ESC Member Countries whatever their model of provision of echocardiography.

Modalities and processes

Echocardiography

Learn more about the Accreditation of laboratories in Transthoracic (TTE), Transoesophageal (TOE) and Stress Echocardiography (SE).

Echocardiography Laboratory Accreditation

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR)

Learn more about the Accreditation of laboratories in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR).

CMR Laboratory Accreditation