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Pediatric Echocardiography | Brenner Children’s Hospital

The Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory specializes in care of patients with congenital and acquired heart disease. From the smallest of newborns to adults, our staff is trained to perform and interpret echocardiograms and aid in the diagnosis of all forms of congenital and acquired heart disease.

The Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory has developed an imaging suite with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. The pediatric echocardiography lab is an Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredited lab.

Our pediatric echo lab is fully staffed by pediatric/congenital cardiologists, with specialized training and experience in performing and interpreting echocardiograms. This dedicated team allows for immediate reporting, hands-on physician imaging and immediate consultations for any abnormal findings. Our imaging protocol includes all the of views required by the American Society of Echocardiography. We have an active program that includes transesophageal (TEE), strain analysis and 3-Dimensional echocardiography. In addition, our lab utilizes multiple imaging protocols for a variety of common conditions including patients with hypertension or those who are at risk for heart dysfunction after chemotherapy. If a patient requires an echocardiogram to be performed under sedation we have protocols in place that allow our echo team to work closely with our pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists to provide high quality and a safe experience for your child.

Pediatric Echocardiography Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows for high quality evaluations without requiring transfer to a specialized center.  When necessary, our team can facilitate an outpatient cardiology clinic visit or even immediate transfer to our center if a severe congenital heart defect is identified. This dedicated team allows for same-day reporting and immediate phone consultations for any abnormal findings.

Our Pediatric Echocardiography Lab Imaging Protocol includes all the views required by the American Society of Echocardiography. We encourage sonographers to come and spend a day at Brenner Children's Hospital with our team, learning about our imaging protocols. 

Meet the Pediatric Echo Lab Team

Our pediatric heart team is involved in multiple clinical and research initiatives including multi-center studies to improve the care of the children with congenital heart disease. We embrace a culture of patient safety, quality, education and research. 

    Walsh Michael J

    Michael J. Walsh, MD                           
    Director, Pediatric Echocardiography Lab

      Hays Brandon Scott
      Brandon Hays, MD

      Lisi Matthew Thomas
      Matthew Lisi, MD

      Sara Swanson, MD

      Pediatric Sonographer Team

      Tammy Shine, RDCS
      Sherry McNeil, RN, RDCS
      Jeanette Pauley, RDCS
      Teresa Goins, RDCS
      Cindy Brown, RDCS