Echotech is a BSE accredited department specialising in the delivery of community echo and associated diagnostics.

If you are looking to source a quality driven cardiac diagnostic service for your commissioning group/patients, we are here to help.  

More than just the cardiac ultrasound, Echotech is able to manage the entire patient journey, from receipt of the GP referral to making study images and reports available immediately to local Secondary Care physicians.

We can work alongside GPSIs, Cardiologists or Heart Failure teams - fully integrated to provide a quality assured and patient centred service. 

About Echo

Echocardiography and specifically transthoracic echocardiography is our core business. It’s what we do, day in day out, across the country with up to 20 clinics running simultaneously at any one time. 

The echocardiogram uses ultrasound to image the heart providing information about both the structure and the function of the heart, thereby allowing the detection of the majority of acquired and congenital cardiac abnormalities. Echo is a safe, non invasive procedure during which the ultrasound probe (transducer) is applied to the patient’s chest wall.

Typically, a standard, adult transthoracic echo, following BSE requirements for a minimum dataset (BSE 2012) , takes approximately 40 minutes.

Portable Philips CX50 Ultrasound machine in service
The quality of echo report provided is highly dependent on the experience and skill level of the Cardiac Physiologist performing the scan. For this reason, it is crucial that cardiac physiologists do not work in isolation but rather in an environment where peer review, quality assurance and ongoing training are also integrated to provide the best possible clinical support. 

It is in creating this 'virtual' department, in which all our staff work that Echotech leads the way - the largest organisation (based on number of scans per year) with BSE departmental accreditation in the country and the first to be community based.

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