Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: The Basics, Benefits, and Applications
8:00 pm EDT
ULTRASOUND SOLUTIONS CORP. is pleased to present Steve Walling, BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE Director and Clinical Coordinator at the School of Cardiovascular Technology, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, at the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute, for an illuminating session on 3-Dimensional Echocardiography.
Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is not a new modality, but may be new to some labs as they upgrade their equipment. Not only is 3DE an essential tool for the Echocardiographer, but it is becoming more and more routine in the Echocardiography Lab. Understanding the application of this diagnostic tool becomes extremely important for the evaluation of structural heart cases, which is considered by many to be the future of echocardiography. (Approved for 1 SDMS CME credit)
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:
Understand the basic advantages of three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) vs. two-dimensional echocardiography.
Identify several applications for 3DE in both transthoracic and transesophageal exams.
Review the different 3DE acquisition types and when to use them.
Recognize pathology and anatomy in 3D.
About Our Speaker
Steve Walling, BS, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE has been employed at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center as an Echocardiographer since 2008. Steve was the Lead Echocardiographer at Saint Francis Hospital for six years where he was an integral part of educating the University of Connecticut Cardiology Fellows and Cardiology staff.
As an educator, Mr. Walling has been a leader in the field. He has been involved as an adjunct faculty (Professor) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), as well as working in research as a Clinical Research Assistant at Connecticut Children’s Hospital and Medical Center (CCMC).
Steve has published several articles and abstracts related to cardiology over the years. In 2013, he earned Fellowship of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). In January 2019, he was recognized by the American Society of Echocardiography as the Sonographer Volunteer of the Month. Additionally, as a nationally known speaker and educator, Steve has lectured at the ASE, SDMS, and hospitals throughout the country. He is also acknowledged for his international endeavours, most recently working at hospitals in Germany and Australia. Steve continues to be actively involved with the ASE and education in all areas of Echocardiography.
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.