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Direct Comparison of Echocardiography Speckle Tracking and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Feature Tracking for Quantification of Right Ventricular Strain – a Prospective Intermodality Study in Functional Mitral Regurgitation

New Content ItemThe importance of evaluating right ventricular function as part of a cardiac imaging assessment is now widely accepted.  However, the RV is a complex 3D structure and quantifying function in this chamber is challenging.  RV global longitudinal strain (RV GLS) has emerged as a potentially powerful to assess RV function and can be performed by both CMR and Echo.  In this study by Johannesen and colleagues, RV GLS was evaluated by both techniques in a group of patients with heart failure and mitral regurgitation.  The comparison between CMR and Echo for measuring RV GLS is interesting and the ability of both techniques to provide prognostic information is fascinating. Read the paper to find out more!

  1. Authors: Oliver Graham Slegg, James Alexander Willis, Fiona Wilkinson, Joseph Sparey, Christopher Basil Wild, Jennifer Rossdale, Robert Mackenzie Ross, John D. Pauling, Kevin Carson, Sri Raveen Kandan, David Oxborough, Daniel Knight, Oliver James Peacock, Jay Suntharalingam, John Gerard Coghlan and Daniel Xavier Augustine

  1. Authors: Daniel X. Augustine, Lindsay D. Coates-Bradshaw, James Willis, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Julia Grapsa, Gerry Coghlan, Nikki Kaye, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Julie Sandoval, Bushra S. Rana, Anjana Siva, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Luke S. Howard, Kevin Fox…

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:Art1

British Society of Echocardiography member support

Authors from the British Society of Echocardiography are entitled to 15% discount on the article-processing charge. BSE members should indicate their membership when confirming their affiliation if their manuscript is accepted for publication, in order to apply the 15% discount on the article-processing charge.

British Society of Echocardiography members, and commissioned authors, are also entitled to apply for a grant to cover the cost of the APCs. Grants will be awarded based on scientific merit and will undergo the standard peer review process by the Editorial team. Please note, case reports will not be eligible for an APC grant.

To request an application form, please contact erp@bsecho.org before initiating the submission of your article. 

Aims and scope

Echo Research and Practice aims to be the premier international journal for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other allied health professionals practising echocardiography and other cardiac imaging modalities. This open-access journal publishes quality clinical and basic research, reviews, videos, education materials and selected high-interest case reports and videos across all echocardiography modalities and disciplines, including paediatrics, anaesthetics, general practice, acute medicine and intensive care. Multi-modality studies primarily featuring the use of cardiac ultrasound in clinical practice, in association with Cardiac Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance or Nuclear Cardiology are of interest.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • 2D echocardiography
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Comparative imaging techniques – CCT, CMR and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease, including foetal echocardiography
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Critical care echocardiography
  • Deformation imaging
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Interventional echocardiography
  • Intracardiac echocardiography
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • Prosthetic valves
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Technical innovations
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Valve disease

About the Society

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Echo Research and Practice is the official peer reviewed journal of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). The Society is a registered charity which represents and supports clinical echocardiography professionals working at all levels and in all areas of the field. Our aim is to provide our members with the necessary support to deliver the highest standard of care in echocardiography.

Formed in 1990, we now have over 4200 members in more than 30 countries across the world. These include cardiac physiologists, cardiologists, clinical scientists, radiologists, anaesthetists, veterinarians, medical physicists, radiographers, and managerial, sales and technical staff.

We are a leading provider of education and accreditation, offering formal accreditation in transthoracic, transoesophageal, stress echo, critical care and community echocardiography. We also operate a departmental accreditation programme.

In order to promote best practice and the highest standard of care, the Society produces guidelines which are published in Echo Research and Practice.

Members of the BSE receive a 15% discount on submissions and can apply for a grant to support APCs through the BSE.

About the Editors

Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProfessor Mark Monaghan is Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at King’s College Hospital, London, UK.  He is a past President and current Council Member of the British Society of Echocardiography.  He has received a lifetime achievement award from the BSE and the McKenzie Medal (2021) from the British Cardiovascular Society.  He is a Fellow of the BSE, Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.

Professor Monaghan is on the Editorial Board of several Cardiac Imaging Journals, has published extensively in peer reviewed Journals and is the Author, Editor and contributor to multiple books dedicated to Cardiac Imaging.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProfessor Paul Leeson is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His research group has pioneered the application of computational modelling and artificial intelligence within clinical imaging research to better understand cardiovascular disease development. The research involves some of the largest imaging studies in the world and has led to the development of novel AI-echo analysis tools that are now used in hospitals in the US and Europe. He serves as an editor for academic cardiology journals and sits on the NIHR Invention for Innovation and Fellowship funding panels as well as the UK Biobank Imaging Advisory Board.


Deputy Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemMr Shaun Robinson is a consultant clinical scientist and cardiac sciences lead at Imperial College NHS Trust with clinical interests in heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, athletes’ heart and exercise echocardiography within these groups. Shaun has been a member of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) council since 2016, co-chair of BSE education committee since 2019 and was previously the lead examiner for the National School of Healthcare Science Scientist Training Programme in echocardiography. He completed a masters in echocardiography in 2013 and has ongoing PhD research in exercise echocardiography in normal and elite athlete populations. Shaun has multiple publications, including: primary research, book chapters on the assessment of mitral valve disease and mixed valve disease, co-author of multiple BSE guidelines and is the lead author of the BSE minimum dataset, the mitral valve guideline and the guideline for the assessment of LV diastolic function. Shaun is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.