We offer the following products and services

Designing research with echocardiographic end-points

g-icl helps you to identify the echocardiographic end-points needed to make your study succeed by including the latest and up-to-date echocardiographic measurements in your protocols.
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Quality control

g-icl facilitates single and multisite studies by providing quality control and support for your echocardiographic data. We provide the sponsor and participating sites with feedback in accordance with the latest guidelines for the duration of the study.
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Translating your ‘numbers’ into results

During the final phase of your study, we can provide data interpretation and manuscript preparation services, allowing you to place the echocardiographic results in context with your other end-points.
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Recent and current trials

  • Two multicenter international heart failure trial
  • Over 18 sponsored and investigator-initiated trials
  • Studies in fields including: heart failure, post-infarction imaging, congenital heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, cardiac damage after cardiotoxic treatment, haemodialysis and cardiac damage
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Why choose g-icl?

  • Continuous quality support for you and sites
  • Experienced, dedicated echocardiography staff
  • Broad network of specialists
  • Multiple options for organizing your echocardiographic studies
  • Special focus on left ventricular (tissue) function

About Groningen Image Core Lab

Originating from the Department of Cardiology, g-icl is a subdivision of the department of echocardiography in one of the largest academic hospitals in The Netherlands, g-icl is a modern institute built on strong scientific foundations dating back to the 18th century. Our department of echocardiography performs over 11.000 echocardiographic investigations per year.  g-icl was founded in 2009 as a sub division of the echocardiography department. Our goal was to increase the scientific accuracy of study data and increase capacity for performing study-related investigations by separating the department and utilizing dedicated, skilled echo technicians.

Echo vendors we work with

g-icl works with the three main vendors worldwide:
  • General Electric (GE)
  • Toshiba Medical systems
  • Philips health care

Need help with any of your echocardiographic studies? Contact us!

E-mail:  info@g-icl.com
Tel:  (+31 50 3612037)


European Association of Echocardiography recommendations: how to use echo-Doppler in clinical trials: different modalities for different purposes. read more
Echocardiographic imaging in clinical trials: American Society of Echocardiography Standards for echocardiography core laboratories: endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.
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