New 3D echocardiography survey launched

Published 05/06/2023

The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)’s Research and Audit Committee is partnering with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust on a new survey to explore the role and place of 3D transthoracic echocardiography in the assessment of left and right ventricle volumes and ejection fraction in the UK.

The main aims of the survey are:

  • To collect nationwide information from echo specialists on their current routine practice
  • To identify the main barriers to wider clinical use of 3DE for LV and RV quantification

These findings will help to develop measures aiming to overcome these barriers to aid the facilitation of greater 3DE adoption in routine clinical practice.

The questionnaire covers several areas including your current approach to LV/RV echocardiographic assessment, access, and training with 3DE technology, your views about 3DE and alternative imaging modalities at your place of work.

The project is led by Mr Liam Corbett, Cardiac Physiologist, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Dr Elena Surkova, Consultant Cardiologist, Harefield Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Maria Paton, Chair of the Research and Audit Committee, said "Three-dimensional assessment of the left and right ventricle now has a significant amount of supporting evidence but we continue to see it underutilised in practice. This survey will be key in understanding why that is and give us as echocardiographers, and our industry partners, the opportunity to overcome these challenges."

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