Guidelines from the Japanese Society of Echocardiography: Guidance for the management and maintenance of echocardiography equipment

J Echocardiogr. 2015 Mar;13(1):1-5. doi: 10.1007/s12574-015-0240-x. Epub 2015 Feb 10.


Echocardiography plays a pivotal role as an imaging modality in modern cardiology practice. Information derived from echocardiography is definitely helpful for patient care. The Japanese Society of Echocardiography has promoted echocardiography in routine clinical and research use. One of the missions of the Society is to provide information that is useful for high-quality examinations. To ensure this, we believe that equipment in good condition and a comfortable environment are important for both patient and examiner. Here, the Guideline Preparation Committee of the Japanese Society of Echocardiography has established brief guidance for the routine use of echocardiography equipment.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography / instrumentation*
  • Echocardiography / standards*
  • Humans
  • Japan
  • Maintenance
  • Societies