What Is Mitral Valve Stenosis Perhaps you’re a patient that’s recently been diagnosed with mitral stenosis. Or maybe you’re a cardiac sonographer whose job it is to monitor patients with mitral stenosis. Either way, you should have a clear understanding of what exactly mitral stenosis is. Simply put, mitral stenosis is a narrowing of the mitral valve opening, or orifice. … [Read more...] about What Is Mitral Valve Stenosis: The Ultimate Guide For Patients And Echocardiographers
All About The 2D Echo Has your doctor recently referred you for an echocardiogram, or a 2D echo? If so, you're not alone! Over 10 million echocardiograms are done in the United States every year. But maybe this is an exam you've never heard of before. If you're asking yourself, what a 2D echo or echocardiogram is, then keep on reading. The 2D echo is a 100% noninvasive … [Read more...] about The 2D Echo Exam: What To Expect During Your Heart Ultrasound
IVC Assessment With Echo: What Does IVC Collapse Even Mean? Taking the time to assess the IVC (inferior vena cava) in our routine echocardiogram studies can yield a lot of information. By taking just a few minutes to view the IVC and assess IVC collapsibility, we can easily determine the patient's intravascular volume status as well as an estimation of the patient’s … [Read more...] about IVC Assessment With Echo: What Does IVC Collapse Even Mean?
The IAC Echo: An Example That Meets IAC Echo Standards What Is The IAC And What Does The IAC Do? The Inersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), formerly known as the Intersocietal Commision for the Accreditation of Echo Labs (ICAEL), is the most recognized accrediting body for echocardiography labs in the US and internationally. According to their website, the IAC … [Read more...] about The IAC Echo: An Example That Meets IAC Echo Standards
Sample Transthoracic Echocardiogram Protocol: An Echo Protocol That Is ICAEL Approved For the official IAC sample echo protocol, you can the IAC Prototocol for Adult TTE Echocardiography here. For a real world example of an Adult echocardiogram protocol, continue reading. Why Be ICAEL Accredited Echo Lab Every day, more and more echo labs are choosing to follow the … [Read more...] about Sample Transthoracic Echocardiogram Protocol: An Echo Protocol That Is ICAEL Approved