Children's EEG Laboratory Earns National Accreditation


ATLANTA (June 16, 2014) – The Epilepsy Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is pleased to announce that the EEG Laboratory at the Children’s at Egleston campus has earned accreditation from the EEG laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG). Both of the program’s EEG labs, including the Children’s at Scottish Rite location, have now achieved this prestigious accreditation, making them two of only three hospital EEG laboratories accredited in Georgia.

 “We are so proud of our EEG technicians for their hard work in achieving this recognition,” said Hyunmi Kim, MD, Ph.D., MPH, Medical Director of the Children’s Epilepsy Center. “This accreditation demonstrates their level of expertise and commitment to providing our pediatric patient population with the highest level of care.”

ABRET’s Lab Accreditation process evaluates technical standards, the quality of the laboratory’s output and lab management issues. Successful accreditation means the EEG Laboratory has met strict standards and is to be recognized as a place where patients and physicians can have confidence they are receiving quality diagnostics.





For more information:
Chrissie Gallentine
Public Relations Coordinator 
404-785-7614 

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ABRET

The American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) is the credentialing board for EEG, Evoked Potential, Long Term Monitoring, and Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring Technologists. ABRET was organized in 1964 through a joint effort by the American Society of Electroencephalographic Technologists (ASET) and the American EEG Society (AEEGS), now the American Clinical Society. The Laboratory Accreditation Board was founded in 2004.


Tags: General News, Epilepsy Center, Neurosciences, Neurology, Radiology
Published: Monday, June 16, 2014