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Echo Tech Training Philippines

Posted on September 17, 2013 | No Comments on Echo Tech Training Philippines

An echo tech or echo technician is a diagnostic specialist who operates echocardiography, a procedure used to take images of the heart known as ECGs or EKGs. This involves the operation of an ultrasound equipment that creates images in a series of non-invasive echo tests on the cardiovascular areas of the body. Due to the complexity and critical importance of the procedure especially in the diagnosis of heart ailments, echo technicians are required to undergo technician training programs, which are sometimes referred to echocardiography training, ultrasound technology training, cardiovascular technology or EKG training.

A basic Echo Technician Training Program essentially teaches and trains students on how to utilize EKG machines to take sonograms of the heart. This can be a 1 year short certificate program, or a two year specialized associate degree programs integrated in radiologic technology or ultrasound technology. A certification exam is held for a trainee to receive certification and licensed to perform EKG without supervision.

A typical Echo Technician Training Program included the following subjects covered throughout the training: Imaging and Ultrasound Principles, M Mode, Real Time 2D, and Doppler Imaging, Doppler and Hemodynamic Calculations, Echocardiographic Measurement of LV Function, Echocardiographic Evaluation of Valvular Diseases, Echocardiographic Evaluation of Adult Congenital Heart Diseases, Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pediatric Congenital Heart Diseases, Echocardiographic Evaluation of Cardiac Masses and Pericardial Diseases, Echocardiographic Evaluation of Aortic Diseases and Stress Echo among others.

Among the institutions that provide Echo Technician Training Program in the Philippines included that Pilippine Society of Echocardiography which is located at Heart and Lung Clinic 112 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman Quezon City Philippines phone +63 2 426-9174. The University of Sto. Tomas Hospital Heart Station also provides Echo tech training for its undergraduates, interns, residents and Cardiology Fellows. The training also included cardiac ultrasound and Doppler techniques for electrophysiology, echocardiography and peripheral vascular imaging. It is located at the UST hospital along España Boulevard, Manila 1008 Philippines.

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