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Is It Time To Jump on the Digital Echocardiography Bandwagon?

Jeffrey P. Stewart, MD; Allen J. Taylor, MD
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Affiliations: Washington, DC 
 ,  Dr. Stewart is affiliated with the Cardiology Service, Department of Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. Dr. Taylor is affiliated with the Cardiology Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. The opinions or assertions herein are the private views of the authors and are not to be construed as reflecting the views of the Department of the Army or the Department of Defense.

Correspondence to: Allen J. Taylor, MD, Director of Cardiovascular Research, Cardiology Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 2, Room 4A, Washington, DC 20307-5001; e-mail: allen.taylor@na.amedd.army.mil



Chest. 2001;119(1):12-13. doi:10.1378/chest.119.1.12
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Digital echocardiography, in its pure form, is the collection and storage of echocardiographic images and data as an electronic file. In practical terms, digital echocardiography replaces the tedious process of videotape review with concise digital“ loops” of images displayed with the click of a mouse. Thus, the major potential advantage of bringing the power of digital technology to the echocardiography laboratory is the ability to more easily review and archive images. On a larger scale, digital echocardiography affords the exciting potential of image transmission via network connections and the possibilities of telechocardiography. The convenience and practicality of this approach are the currency of our increasingly digital world.

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