ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, ACS, FASE Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for an enlightening session on Strain Imaging and Speckle Tracking.
Although strain imaging and speckle tracking have existed for over ten years, the principles and applications of these myocardial evaluation tools remain a mysterious challenge to many cardiac sonographers. This presentation will include a review of speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), global longitudinal strain (GLS), and how each is applied to assessing systolic and diastolic function. GLS waveforms will be analyzed in healthy and diseased hearts. Technical tips, with a focus on STE acquisition, will be discussed. (Approved for 1 CME SDMS Credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe what strain is and how it is applied to myocardial function
- List the clinical application of GLS in health and disease
- Describe how speckles are created in the ultrasound field
- Demonstrate how to obtain and optimize GLS images
About Our Speaker
Jeffrey C. Hill, BS, ACS, FASE, is the Department Chair of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Assistant Professor to the School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Worcester, MA. He received his initial training in echocardiography at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Jeff is the At-Large Chair and Commissioner of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology. He also served as the Associate Editor of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography for many years and currently serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography.
Jeff’s research interests include studying myocardial mechanics and strain imaging, along with the development of tele-operative robotic lung ultrasound.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 SDMS CME credit.
The CME participant roster will be reported by Ultrasound Solutions Corp. to the SDMS CME Tracker System.