Echocardiography at Wellington Hospital began in the mid 1970s with the availability of M-mode echo.

The original equipment was a module contained in a Honeywell multichannel recorder.  It had a tiny screen on which to view the M-mode tracings.

A little later we acquired a Picker Echoview M-mode echocardiograph.  This was a stand-alone piece of equipment and in time became useful in the assessment of mitral stenosis, LV function and pericardial effusion.