Quality Improvement

Since its founding in 1975, ASE has been committed to writing Guidelines and Standards that are an integral part of the practice of cardiovascular ultrasound. More recently, the ImageGuideEcho Registry – which is free for ASE members to join – was created to provide analytical tools to track quality improvement, compare performance, connect data outcomes, and examine data for innovative research.

ASE Guideline Documents

The ASE guidelines have become an essential and integral part of the practice of echocardiography. As echocardiographic technology and utilization continue to advance, an overwhelming amount of new information is being generated, requiring organized analysis, synthesis, and conversion into specific recommendations. The contents of a guideline are based on systematic evaluation of best available evidence as well as expert consensus.

ASE guidelines are designed to support decision-making in the use of echocardiography as an imaging modality. Ideally, the guidelines will reduce inappropriate variation in practice, provide a focus for continuing education, highlight limitations of existing literature, and provide direction for future research. Why they matter?

Some ASE guidelines have also been translated into a variety of languages. You can find those guidelines and languages here.

Questions? Email Guidelines@ASEcho.org.

ImageGuideEcho Registry 

ImageGuideEcho is managed by the American Society of Echocardiography and exists to assess specific quality metrics and patient outcomes as a vehicle to drive technology application within the field of echocardiography for the benefit of stakeholders, including patients, physicians, and researchers, through analysis of echo-specific registry data. Questions? Contact Sarah Beth Bdoyan.

Not a member yet? Join Today!

ASE membership is open to all those interested in cardiovascular ultrasound. Founded in 1975, ASE is the largest global organization serving as the leader and advocate for physicians, sonographers, scientists, veterinarians, nurses, and students. We are setting practice standards and guidelines for the field and are committed to advancing cardiovascular ultrasound to improve lives.

Interested in membership for everyone in your lab? Complete the Organizational Members application. For more information about how to make one payment for everyone in your lab to be an ASE member, contact Christine Gil at CGil@ASEcho.org.

Want to renew your membership to maintain your access to these valuable benefits? Log in to your ASE Member Portal.