Echocardiography Core

Overview of 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. Protocols are adaptable to the needs of the investigator.

The Small Animal Echocardiography Core provides an imaging resource to support cardiovascular phenotyping efforts. The Core staff offers expertise, materials, consultation, 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. 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 schedule through iLab or contact the sonographer early in the planning stages of the experiment.

Leadership

Nicole Lohr, MD, PhD|Core Medical Director
414-955-4261
ntonn@mcw.edu

Kaitlyn Duskin, BS, RDCS|Core Technical Director
414-955-6846
kduskin@mcw.edu

Leanne Harmann, BA, RDCS, RDMS, RVT|Sonographer
414-955-6817
lharmann@mcw.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

Lab scans from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. Staff is on site 7:30 am - 4:00 pm each day.  

     Main Office: HUB 5th Floor, Cardiovascular Medicine

     Clinical: Adult TRU, Pavilion Building

     Basic Science: M-4577

 

Links and Resources

  1. https://www.mcw.edu/departments/medicine/divisions/cardiovascular-medicine/research/echo-core-laboratories

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Kaitlyn Duskin
Core Techical Director
 
414-955-6846
 
kduskin@mcw.edu
 
HUB Cardiovascular Medicine 5th Floor