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3-D Echocardiography & New Technologies (MEDI90046)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90046
March - Online
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This will provide advanced knowledge for the performance and interpretation of 3-Dimensional echocardiography, as well as introducing new technologies and novel applications of clinical ultrasound.

Topics include:

  • Transducer design and method of 3-D reconstruction
  • How to perform 3-D transthoracic examination
  • How to perform 3-D transoesophageal examination
  • Understanding cropping and manipulation of recorded images
  • Reporting 3-D examinations

Intended learning outcomes

The completion of the subject, students should:

  • Learn techniques to optimise 3-D echocardiography acquisition
  • Learn how to perform complex 3-D modelling of the mitral valve
  • Learn how to quantify 3-D ventricular volumes
  • Learn how to assess actual and ventricular septal defects, and role of 3-D imaging during percutaneous closure.
  • Interpret 25 3-D echocardiography case studies
  • Understand myocardial tissue stress and strain imaging
  • Understand contrast echocardiography
  • Understand the use of TOE for lung imaging
  • Learn the use of ultrasound for examination of joints
  • Learn the use of ultrasound for chronic pain blocks
  • Understand diagnostic algorithms incorporating heart and lung ultrasound for emergency medicine
  • Learn about abdominal blood flow imaging
  • Learn about the use of echocardiography for percutaneous catheter-based procedures.

Generic skills

  • Improve critical evaluation skills
  • Evaluate the safety and practice of ultrasound in clinical practice.
  • Improve Problem solving skills
  • Improve understanding of diagnostic algorithms
  • Enhance information literacy

Last updated: 1 August 2019