The formation of the National Board of Echocardiography, Inc. (NBE) was done by merging SCA Exam and ASCeXAM, Inc. in November 1998. Now, NBE works in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners to conduct examinations which allow physicians to test and demonstrate the knowledge of Echocardiography. The emphasis of the entire exercise is to establish quality and standard in the profession. Bringing out competence among professionals involved in Echocardiography, NBE holds three level exams.
The ASCeXAM is the examination of special competence in adult Echocardiography, candidates who wish to get competence in all areas of Echocardiography can appear for the certification. Similarly, the ReASCE stands for the Recertification Examination of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography which is designed specifically for the candidates who have previously been certified. The third certification is Advanced PTEeXAM which stands for the examination of special competence in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography.
The PTEeXAM certification shows that the certified professional has special competence in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography and can utilize the full diagnostic potential of perioperative TEE including direction of the perioperative surgical decision making process. Echocardiography review is done to re-certify a candidate who has been registered but lost the membership because of time lapse. Several textbook of Echocardiography review help candidates prepare for recertification or ReASCE.
Echocardiography videos help candidates understand several subjects covered in NBE conducted exams. The videos can be used to know about Sound Wave Connection, Transducer Components, Structure of Ultrasound Beam, Display of Ultrasound Info, 3D Imaging: Volumetric Imaging, Surface Reconstruction, The Doppler Effect and Analysis, TEE Exam Contraindications, Prep and Procedure Probe insertion, orientation and manipulation, Multiple Mid-esophageal chamber views, Misinterpretation of Normal Structures, Aortic regurgitation, etc.
Additionally, Echocardiography video can be used to understand several topics covered e.g. Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Mitral Stenosis Pressure Half-Time, Bileaflet Prosthetic Valves, Contrast Echocardiography, Ventricular Assist Devices, Right Ventricular Function, Assessment of Diastolic Function, Air Detection, Wall Motion Anomalies, etc. in certification exam. The study material to prepare for the NBE conducted exam can be bought in videos. With the help of Echocardiography videos candidates can study questions asked in the exam.
Source ATI Medical Education Publishing is a leading service provider of study material for Echocardiography certification. It offers Echocardiography Video Review which is a Comprehensive Training Video for real time 3D Heart Imaging. The program is auto-installable onto the computer by the insertion of the disc. Though not incompatible with MAC, it can be used with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP/Vista/7