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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.

Echo Research & Practice is accepting submissions and will publish its first articles soon.

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 Editors

Editor in Chief

New Content ItemProfessor Petros Nihoyannopoulos is Professor of Cardiology at Imperial College London and Academic Head of the Echocardiography Department at Hammersmith Hospital. He is an international key opinion leader on echocardiography and has been involved in the developments of echocardiography worldwide since the mid 80’s.

Professor Nihoyannopoulos is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Royal College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology. He served as President of the British Society of Echocardiography (2001-2003) and President of the European Association of Echocardiography of the ESC (2006-2008). He has extensive experience of senior editorial positions in major international journals. He instigated the launch of the European Journal of Echocardiography (EJE) (now EHJCVI) and served as its Deputy Editor since the launch of the journal. Professor Nihoyannopoulos has also been involved on several editorial Boards positions on major international Journals, including JACC, EHJ, EHJCVI, Heart, JACCimaging, and JASE. 

Deputy 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.