Our clinical research imaging lab focuses on the development and clinical application of new and advanced echocardiographic and vascular ultrasound techniques.
We perform full anatomical echocardiograms to assess the structure, function and hemodynamics of the heart in children with and without congenital heart disease. We introduced the innovative concept of functional pediatric echocardiography that uses advanced echocardiographic equipment for the analysis of cardiac function. In addition to comprehensive assessments of ventricular systolic and diastolic function, we include additional techniques like colour tissue Doppler analysis, three-dimensional echocardiography, myocardial and atrial strain imaging. We operate a busy exercise echo program that is quite unique in the paediatric population. We perform stress echocardiograms on children during exercise on a supine bicycle to assess their cardiac adaptation to stress while monitoring their electrophysiology, blood pressure response and oxygen consumption. We also perform fetal echocardiograms and cutting-edge techniques including blood speckle imaging, mechanical wave imaging, high frequency ultrasound and ultrafast ultrasound.