The Yale Echo Laboratory is comprised of 9 board-certified cardiologists and over 17 registered cardiac sonographers performing transthoracic, stress, and transesophageal echocardiography using state-of-the-art equipment capable of 2D and 3D imaging, intracavitary contrast, and strain imaging. The lab actively supports rapidly growing programs within the section, including percutaneous aortic valve insertions, atrial fibrillation ablation, and left ventricular assist devices. The lab has been digital for over a decade and has image management software that enables database search and off-line processing of 3D and strain images.
The echo lab strives to promote all three aspects of the academic mission - clinical service, research and education. Clinical service is provided to Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center (WHVAMC), and various outpatient facilities in the surrounding community.
Research by echo lab faculty covers a wide range of activities, including the Yale Echocardiographic Core Lab, which is part of the Yale Cardiovascular Research Group. Other clinical echo research includes clinical trials, collaborative multi-modality imaging studies, and clinical outcomes studies.
Education for fellows is a primary mission for all faculty and staff within the Echo Lab. The volume and breadth of the lab offers more than sufficient training in the basics of echo for all fellows, with outstanding opportunities for advanced training for interested fellows. With the extent of research and clinical activities, we strive to inspire a new generation of academicians.