• Illustration: Leiterin des Echo-Labors bei der Arbeit
  • Illustration: Auswertung eines Herz-Ultraschalls

ACL-UCI: Academic Core Lab Ultrasound-based Cardiovascular Imaging

The ACL-UCI (Academic Core Lab Ultrasound-based Cardiovascular Imaging) of the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center is an academic imaging core laboratory specialized on ultrasound-based cardiovascular imaging. Experienced members of the ACL-UCI will tailor our full service offerings to meet your specific study requirements.

Besides high-quality quantitative and qualitative imaging analysis, the ACL-UCI provides complete on-site and off-site training including live demonstrations, site instruction manuals, and site certification.


  • Echocardiographic analysis from transthoracic and transoesophageal scans
  • Assessment of left ventricular size (diameter, volumes)
  • Assessment of right ventricular size (diameter, areas, volumes)
  • Assessment of left ventricular function (MAPSE, PW-Doppler/TVI derived s', ejection fraction, global strain analysis)
  • Assessment of right ventricular function (TAPSE, PW Doppler/TVI derived s', fractional area change, RV ejection fraction, RV longitudinal strain)
  • Quantitative assessment of regional wall motion
  • Assessment or ventricular wall thickness
  • Quantitative assessment of mitral and aortic valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Detailed assessment regarding percutaneous aortic and mitral valve Interventions
  • Quantitative assessment of triscupid and pulmonic valve stenosis and regurgitation
  • Comprehensive Doppler analyses
  • 2D regional myocardial function analysis (vendor neutral)
  • 3D strain and dyssynchrony analyses by spekce tracking (vendor neutral)
  • 3D LV twist (vendor neutral)
  • Detailed assessment of mitral valve by 3D echocardiography

Cardiac computed tomography

  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Detailed assessment of aortic valve structures regarding TAVI

Vascular sonography

  • Vascular sonography
  • Assessment of intima media thickness (IMT)
  • Detailed assessment of vascular plaques (caotid and femoral arteries)
  • Assessment of vasoreactivity

Beyond ultrasound analysis

  • Individualized expert consult regarding the specific needs of your study
  • Biometric support regarding sample size and parameter selection
  • On-site and off-site Training
  • Site instruction Manuals
  • Site certification for individual study
  • Standardized case report forms (CRFs)
  • Reporting (report turnover adapted to individual needs of your study)


Contact Person

Portraitfoto von Dr. med. Caroline Morbach

PD Dr. med.
Caroline Morbach

Senior Clinician Scientist

+49 931 201-46300



+49 931 201-46333 (office)

+49 931 201-46300/01 (outpatient department)



Deutsches Zentrum für Herzinsuffizienz Würzburg | Universitätsklinikum Würzburg |
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