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Standards for Reporting of Echocardiographic Examinations

Standard R1: All echocardiographic reports shall include the information outlined in The Standard Echocardiographic Report.

Standard R2: In addition to the standard information outlined in The Standard Echocardiographic Report, specific evaluation will be provided regarding the presenting problem.

Standard R3: An assessment of study quality shall be included in every report and, where appropriate, a statement regarding any study limitations.

Standard R4: Amended reports shall be identified as such and shall include the date and time of the change, as well as the changes from the original report.

Standard R5: Final reports should be consistent in format and completed only after a full review of all acquired data and necessary re-measurement and shall include specific details.

Standard R6: Mechanisms shall be in place for immediate communication of urgent findings (Preliminary Reporting).

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