Small Animal Echocardiography Core Facility

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Welcome to the Small Animal Echocardiography Core Facility

The Small Animal Echocardiography Core provides an imaging resource to support cardiovascular phenotyping efforts. The Core staff offers expertise, materials, training, consultation, access to equipment and performs scanning and analysis on a fee for service basis. Ordering information and detailed description of services are available through this website. Read more…

About the Core

The Animal Echo Core consists of GE Vivid 7 with EchoPAC software for 2D, M-mode, strain, and volume of blood flow. We are able to perform small animal echocardiograms in our echo laboratory, the animal facility or the Study Investigator’s laboratory. The Core Medical Director is Jennifer Strande, MD, PhD. The Core Technical Director and Sonographer is Leanne Harmann BA, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, who has over 25 years of clinical ultrasound experience with over 6 years devoted to research scanning of mice, rats, rabbits, pigs and primates. Read more…




Animal Echo Core to provide services for a pre-clinical trial for the treatment of myotubular myopathy (MTM)

University of Washington investigators are studying myotubularin gene transfer in dogs that have an MTM-like disease. Jennifer Strande, MD, PhD and Leanne Harmann, BA, RDCS, RDMS, RVT will provide echocardiography services and expertise during the trial.  Read more about MTM Research...

Scanning services request order form with costs for services is available online

Vivid 7 and EchoPac reservation form is available online

View the Echo Core Lunch and Learn Power Point Presentation (pdf)

Please contact Leanne Harmann if you have questions.

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