Accreditations and Affiliations
It is our mission to provide the highest quality imaging services in the region. As such, we place a high priority on meeting the rigorous standards established by accreditation organizations. In addition, our Radiologists are active members of many professional organizations and subspecialty imaging societies.
|AAAHC – Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) is a private, non-profit organization formed in 1979. We are the leader in developing standards to advance and promote patient safety, quality care, and value for ambulatory health care through peer-based accreditation processes, education, and research. A certificate of accreditation is awarded to organizations that are found to be in compliance with AAAHC Standards. VIVA is accredited as an office-based surgery center.
|ACR – American College of Radiology
American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation is a peer-reviewed, educationally focused evaluation process to help you assure your patients of the highest level of image quality and safety. It documents that your facility meets accreditation requirements for equipment, continuing education, and personnel. Clinical and phantom image quality review, as well as radiation dose assessments, are critical elements of accreditation.
|IAC – Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
The IAC Vascular Laboratory accreditation program ensures high-quality patient care through a detailed assessment of standards in vascular sonographic imaging of both arterial and venous anatomy in various applications from the study of peripheral veins to visceral arteries and aortic aneurysms. The accreditation must be maintained and renewed periodically, ensuring a long-term commitment to quality care and accountability.
|DICOE – Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence
The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, the technology and the policies and procedures the organization follows — and superior patient care.
|ABR – American Board of Radiology
The American Board of Radiology is one of 24 medical specialty boards that make up the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). The ABR establishes common standards for physicians to achieve and maintain board certification in diagnostic imaging. The board was founded to protect the public by assessing and certifying doctors who meet rigorous educational, training and professional requirements. All of our RAF radiologists are Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the ABR. All of our Interventional Radiologists and neuroradiologists also have an added CAQ (Certificate of Added Qualification) offered by the ABR in their respective fields.
|ABS – American Board of Surgery
The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to certify individuals who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge in the field of surgery. Surgeons certified by the ABS, known as diplomates, have completed at least five years of surgical residency training following medical school and successfully completed a written and oral examination process administered by the ABS. Successful completion of the Vascular Surgery Qualifying and Certifying Examinations is required for board certification in vascular surgery. Both Drs. D’Addio and Koenig are board certified in Vascular Surgery through the American Board of Surgery.
|CBNC – Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
The Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology maintains a rigorous certification program that formally recognizes clinicians of demonstrating a high level of knowledge, professionalism, and practice-based learning in the field of Nuclear Cardiology. Several of our RAF nuclear medicine credentialed radiologists have achieved board certification in this CBNC program.
|ICANL – Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine Laboratories
The IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation program ensures high-quality patient care through a detailed assessment of our Nuclear Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine, and PET laboratories. The accreditation is renewed every three years, ensuring a long-term commitment to quality care and accountability.
|JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The standards focus on the important patient, individual or resident care, and organization functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care.
|SIR – Society Of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions.
|SVS – Society For Vascular Surgery
The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness.
|VAPA – Virginia Academy of Physicians Assistants
The Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants serves the needs of PAs through strengthening and promoting the PA profession throughout Virginia. VAPA promotes continuing education for its members, provides PA employment information to PAs and physicians, and strengthens the role of PAs by supporting and encouraging membership in VAPA.
|VCNP – Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners
The Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners (VCNP) is the statewide professional organization for all nurse practitioners (NPs) licensed in Virginia and is a council of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) Commission on Professional Practice. The organization of NPs in Virginia began a quarter-century ago in the regional or local areas of the state.