Credentialing leads to higher-quality, more consistent care while improving patient trust.

COVID-19 has created uncertainty for medical professionals on the frontline of the pandemic. Disruptions to clinical care abound, from over-filled ICUs to over-stretched healthcare workers, creating an environment ripe for missteps and misdiagnoses.

Yet, despite the chaos and constantly changing variables, the quality of patient care is the one thing that should never suffer. Maintaining high standards through certification of healthcare professionals is the best way to ensure that patients achieve the best outcomes. Fully trained, certified healthcare professionals should be expected for every patient interaction.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case when it comes to medical imaging. This global health crisis has shown that imaging modalities, such as ultrasound, are particularly effective in the diagnosis of COVID-19. While many hospitals and medical practices require certification, only a handful of U.S. states require medical sonographers to possess specific certifications as a job requirement. Professional training and certification reduce risk, giving healthcare providers the strongest foundation for performing accurate and timely ultrasound examinations.

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