Data can be collected and submitted to the ImageGuideEcho in one of three ways:

Certified Reporting Vendors

ASE is in the process of certifying reporting vendors to assure the software contains all data elements as defined in the data dictionary, the data submission file conforms to ImageGuideEcho specifications and the data can be successfully transmitted and loaded into the registry.

Vendors who wish to become a Certified ImageGuideEcho Reporting Vendor can view our Vendor Certification Process Information Document for more information and contact  ASE staff directly at info@imageguideecho.org or call 919-297-7183.

Web-based Data Collection Tool

ImageGuide has developed a data collection tool for institutions to enter imaging study data directly into the registry. Time estimates for each imaging study will take approximately 2-3 minutes to enter into the web, and staff/support personnel may be able to assist with data entry.

 

What Data is Collected?

The ImageGuide RegistryEcho echo data including but not limited to:

Site-Specific Information

    • Staffing Resources
    • Practice Characteristics
    • On-Site Diagnostic and Revascularization Capabilities
    • Data File Transmission Information
    • Laboratory Accreditation Information
    • Office Location Information, if multi-sites
    • Equipment & Software Information
    • Technology Utilization and Availability

Demographics

  • Patient Baseline Characteristics (height, weight, SBP, DBP, BSA, etc.)
  • Study Classification
  • Insurance Payer
  • Type of Study Performed
  • Technology Utilized During Study
  • Contrast Agent
  • Agitated Saline
  • Strain
  • Equipment Used to Acquire Image
  • Primary & Secondary Indications

Transthoracic Echo (TTE) Data

  • Views Obtained
  • LV Dimensions and Volumes
  • LV Function Segments (17 segment model)
  • LV Hypertrophy, Type & Severity
  • LA & RA Size
  • Pericardial Effusion, Type, Volume & Presence of Chamber Collapse
  • Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid & Pulmonic Valves
  • Structure
  • Function (Stenosis & Regurgitation Severity)
  • Presence of Prosthetic Valve
  • Quantitative Measurements
  • Aortic Root Dimension
  • LA Anteroposterior Dimension
  • LV Volumes & Dimensions
  • LVEF
  • LA Max. Volume

Conclusions

  • Study Quality
  • Report Turnaround Time
  • Comments