Providence is the first area lab to have both its Nuclear Cardiology Lab and the Peripheral Vascular Program accredited. The Nuclear Cardiology Lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Nuclear Medicine laboratories for studies in nuclear cardiology specifically in the area of myocardial perfusion imaging. The accuracy of the nuclear cardiology testing is dependent upon the experience and training of both the physician and the technologist. During the procedure, both the pump function and the blood flow of the heart are assessed. Physicians are then able to detect the presence of cardiovascular disease and possible risk of future heart attacks. The Peripheral Vascular Program is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories for studies pertaining to pulsed volume recording and Doppler analysis.