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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 133-138

Update on the organizational aspects of echocardiography in italy (from operator training to the report: 2007–2019): A consensus document by the “società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e Cardio Vascular Imaging” accreditation area and Board 2017–2019

1 SIECVI Accreditation Area and Board, Policlinic Hospital University of Catania, Catania, Italya
2 SIECVI Accreditation Area, Niguarda Hospital and University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
3 SIECVI Accreditation Area, Studio Radiologico Alliance Medical, Alessandria, Italy
4 SIECVI Accreditation Area, G. Chidichimo Hospital, Cosenza, Italy
5 SIECVI Accreditation Area, S. Maria delle Grazie Hospital, Pozzuoli, NA, Italy
6 SIECVI Board, O.R.A.S. Motta di Livenza, Motta di Livenza, TV, Italy
7 SIECVI Board, San Giovanni di Dio e Ruggi D'Aragona Hospital, Salerno, Italy
8 SIECVI Board, Policlinic Hospital, Bari, Italy
9 SIECVI Board, Molinette Hospital, Torino, Italy
10 SIECVI Board, EcoCardioService Srl, Milano, Italy
11 SIECVI Board, Ospedali Riuniti, Foggia, Italy
12 SIECVI Board, Civile Hospital, Teramo, Italy
13 SIECVI Board, San Giovanni Evangelista Hospital, Tivoli, Roma, Italy
14 SIECVI Board, Bianchi Melacrino Morelli Hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Ines Paola Monte
Cardiologia CAST-Policlinico, Via Santa Sofia 76, 95125 Catania
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_61_19

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In 2007, Società Italiana di Ecocardiografia e CardioVascular Imaging (SIECVI) already SIEC, published the document on the organization of echocardiography in Italy. In the years following the technological evolution, cultural and health factors have changed “the way, we do echo” as a tool for the different clinical pathways. The SIECVI Accreditation Area and Board 2017–2019 considered necessary to review and update the document in the light of innovation in the application of ultrasound for the heart disease assessment. In the document, we have considered the role of SIECVI in multimodal imaging, the need of training and certification of operators, the quality of echo machines, the accreditation of laboratories, the compilation of the report and its responsibility, and the presence of the sonographers in the EchoLab.

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