About IAC Nuclear/PET Accreditation

The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredits imaging facilities specific to nuclear cardiology, nuclear medicine and PET. IAC accreditation is a means by which facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide. IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation is granted for a three-year period from the original date of decision. Varying per modality and practice setting, IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation is required in some U.S. states and regions, by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and by numerous private insurers (read more in payment policies section»).

Types of Accreditation Offered

  • Nuclear Cardiology: myocardial perfusion imaging, equilibrium radionuclide angiography, cardiac PET imaging, other cardiovascular imaging
  • Nuclear Medicine: gastrointestinal system imaging, central nervous system imaging, endocrine system imaging, endocrine system nonimaging (e.g., radioiodine uptake), musculoskeletal system imaging, genitourinary system imaging, pulmonary system imaging, infection imaging, tumor imaging, hematopoietic, reticuloendothelial and lymphatic imaging, nuclear medicine therapy, other non-imaging (e.g., in vitro studies)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET): oncologic imaging, neurologic imaging, cardiac imaging, other PET imaging

Accreditation Process

Designed to serve facilities as an educational tool, IAC Nuclear/PET accreditation is made up of two crucial steps.

  • Review of the Standards: First, facilities conduct a self-evaluation by reviewing the IAC Standards. Standards are the minimum requirements to which an accredited facility is held accountable. Download the Standards»
  • Completion of the Online Application: Second, facilities utilize IAC Online Accreditation to complete and submit their application. Completion of the application requires detailed information on all aspects of facility operation as well as the submission of actual case studies for review. Read more about case studies»

Accreditation Fee

Fees are due at the time of online application submission. View IAC fee structure for applicant nuclear facilities»

Application Review & Decisions

The application review process generally takes approximately 8 to 12 weeks to complete, at which time the decision is provided to the facility. After the review process has been completed, the facility will be notified of the accreditation decision via a notification letter that may be downloaded from the Online Accreditation portal. Read more»