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Artificial Intelligence Advancing Echocardiology and Patient Care

Welcome to the VGH-UBC Artificial Intelligence Echo Core Lab

Our research lab offers third-party interpretation of echocardiographic studies for clinical trials and serves as consultants or collaborators for studies worldwide. Our echocardiographers have trained at world-renowned institutions and contribute extensive research and clinical experience.  In addition, we leverage our position as the highest volume clinical echo lab in Western Canada (performing 25,000 studies annually) and the computing power of UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) to develop innovative in-house machine learning models.

Our AI Echo platform is expanding with the support of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, which is funding the infrastructure to link cardiac imaging with clinical data across the province (PopdataBC) and beyond. The AI Echo Core Lab will form the foundation for a modern platform that connects our extensive imaging data with key clinical factors to develop state-of-the-art AI models that integrate clinical outcomes, risk factors, and genomics.

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Data Interpretation

Services provided by the Echo Core Lab are available to all investigators who require third-party interpretation of echocardiographic data for clinical trials.

AI Model Development

This unique offering includes labeling, development, testing, and internal and external validation of novel AI algorithms focused on cardiac ultrasound data.

Protocol Design

The Echo Core Lab can advise on protocol design to define specific echo measurements that will be most relevant and feasible for each study.

Current Research Studies

  • Canadian Heart Function Alliance Network
  • Automated LVEF in Heart Function Clinic
  • Point of care heart-lung imaging for patients presenting with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Artificial Intelligence models for enhancement of LV assessment
  • Beyond Atrial Fibrillation
  • Fabry Disease Screening in the Echo Lab

Our faculty are dedicated to achieving unparalleled quality assurance.

VGH UBC Echo Lab and Artificial Intelligence Echo Core Lab respectfully acknowledge that our space is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nations, the traditional custodians of these lands.

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