Guidelines from the Japanese Society of Echocardiography: Guidance for the management and maintenance of echocardiography equipment
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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.
KeywordsEchocardiograph Ultrasonograph Maintenance
Conflict of interest
Satoshi Nakatani is a consultant of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and received research funding from Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd. and Toshiba Medical, Ltd., Makoto Akaishi received lecture fees from Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co. Ltd., Masao Daimon is editor of Clinical Echocardiography and received lecture fees from GE Healthcare, and Shiro Iwanaga received lecture fees from GE Healthcare. Thoshihiko Asanuma, Syuji Hashimoto, Chisato Izumi, Hiroya Kawai, Hirotsugu Yamada, Hiroyuki Toide, and Akihiro Hayashida declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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