Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Guidelines from the Japanese Society of Echocardiography: Guidance for the management and maintenance of echocardiography equipment

  • S. Nakatani
  • M. Akaishi
  • T. Asanuma
  • S. Hashimoto
  • C. Izumi
  • S. Iwanaga
  • H. Kawai
  • M. Daimon
  • H. Toide
  • A. Hayashida
  • H. Yamada
Special Article

Abstract

Echocardiography plays a pivotal role as an imaging modality in modern cardiology practice. Information derived from echocardiography is definitely helpful for patient care. The Japanese Society of Echocardiography has promoted echocardiography in routine clinical and research use. One of the missions of the Society is to provide information that is useful for high-quality examinations. To ensure this, we believe that equipment in good condition and a comfortable environment are important for both patient and examiner. Here, the Guideline Preparation Committee of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography has established brief guidance for the routine use of echocardiography equipment.

Keywords

Echocardiograph Ultrasonograph Maintenance 

References

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    Kikuchi M et al. Guidelines for usage and maintenance of equipment in cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment (JCS 2009) http://www.j-circ.or.jp/guideline/pdf/JCS2010_kikuchi_h.pdf.
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    The Committee for Standardization of the Japanese Society of Sonographers. Maintenance of ultrasonographic equipment. http://www.jss.org/committee/standard/doc/04_mainte.pdf http://www.jss.org/committee/standard/doc/04_check.pdf.
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    Hashimoto S. Importance of everyday check-up and its procedure. J Clin Echocardiogr. 2013;14:104–12.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Nakatani
    • 1
  • M. Akaishi
    • 2
  • T. Asanuma
    • 3
  • S. Hashimoto
    • 4
  • C. Izumi
    • 5
  • S. Iwanaga
    • 6
  • H. Kawai
    • 7
  • M. Daimon
    • 8
  • H. Toide
    • 9
  • A. Hayashida
    • 10
  • H. Yamada
    • 11
  1. 1.Division of Functional Diagnostics, Department of Health SciencesOsaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan
  2. 2.Kitasato Institute HospitalKitasato UniversityMinatoJapan
  3. 3.Osaka University Graduate School of MedicineSuitaJapan
  4. 4.National Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterSuitaJapan
  5. 5.Tenri Yorozu HospitalTenriJapan
  6. 6.International Medical CenterSaitama Medical UniversitySaitamaJapan
  7. 7.Hyogo Brain and Heart CenterHimejiJapan
  8. 8.The University of Tokyo HospitalBunkyoJapan
  9. 9.Gunma Cardiovascular CenterMaebashiJapan
  10. 10.The Sakakibara Heart Institute of OkayamaOkayamaJapan
  11. 11.Tokushima University HospitalTokushimaJapan

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