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Cardiovascular Medicine

Echo Core Laboratories

Adult Echocardiography Core

Scanning Machine Scanning machine used in Echo Core laboratories. The Adult Echocardiography Core provides high-quality cardiovascular imaging along with quantitative and qualitative imaging analysis for cardiovascular clinical trials and investigator initiated protocols. The Core faculty and staff offers expertise, materials, consultation, performs scanning and analysis on a fee-for-service basis.

The Core serves Investigators affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. We provide consultation on image acquisition and analysis based upon American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) recommendations for the performance and evaluation of a comprehensive transthoracic echocardiogram, use of echocardiography in clinical trials and employ the ASE Standards for Echocardiography Core Laboratories.

Successful and timely scanning and data analysis requires a concerted, collaborative effort of the Investigator and the Core staff in all stages of the study. Investigators planning on utilizing Core services are therefore encouraged to contact the staff early in the planning stages of the study.

Information about fees is available in the pricing schedule below.

Adult Echocardiography Core Service Request

Contact the Adult Echocardiography Core

Small Animal Echocardiography Core

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.

The Core serves Investigators affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin on a first come, first served basis. Time lines for projects vary according to the nature of the project and current workload of the Core. Information about fees is available in the pricing schedule below. Successful and timely animal scanning and data analysis requires a concerted, collaborative effort of the Investigator and the Core staff in all stages of the experiment. Investigators planning on utilizing Core services are therefore encouraged to contact the staff early in the planning stages of the experiment.

Core Services

Echocardiography is the cornerstone of the phenotyping process. Its highly versatile nature makes it the non-invasive tool of choice. This form of non-invasive assessment is ideal for performing serial evaluations of cardiac function or real-time monitoring during and after pharmacological or therapeutic intervention.

Echocardiography has the versatility that allows for rapid and comprehensive evaluation of myocardial function, valvular and vascular structure in animal models. Protocols are adaptable to the needs of the investigator.

Small Animal Echocardiography Core Service Request

Request Equipment Use Form

Contact the Small Animal Echocardiography Core

Scanning Results Scanning Results

Pricing Schedule (effective July 1, 2018)

Echo Core Changes FY 2019 (per hour, billed in 20-minute increments)  MCW Investigators  Non-MCW Investigator or For-Profit Sponsors 
Echo rental - User operated $60 $72
Echo - Core assisted Clinical (minimum 4 hours) $144 $156
Echo - Core assisted Animal (minimum 20 minutes/animal) $108 $144
Echo - Animal Data Analysis (minimum 20 minutes/animal) $72 $96
Echo - Phillips iE33-GE Vivid 7 - EchoPac training $90 $90
Contrast agent Market Price Market Price
Report Generation Fee (flat fee) $75 $125
Protocol Setup (flat fee) $750 $750
Subject No Show $100 $150