Highlights From JACC | Future of Quantitative Echocardiography For Trainees

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By embracing change and evolution in design, echocardiography could lead diagnostic imaging and drive innovation, according to a Fellows in Training/Early Career column published July 16 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Siu-Hin Wan, MD, discusses the potential lessons for trainees regarding ergonomics, efficiency and precision that are increasingly important in an era of complex technology and focus on value in health care delivery. He notes that the future of echocardiography should be prepared for an upcoming generation of cardiovascular trainees that will be adept at utilizing technology in understanding cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.

In a response to the column, Vera H. Rigolin, MD, FACC, comments that “training and education of our sonographers and physicians must remain a priority and should be modified and updated as the technology changes.” She adds, “by adapting to change in a responsible fashion, the echocardiogram of the future will be faster and more accurate while continuing to provide the important information that clinicians need to care for their patients.” Read more.