What is an Echocardiogram?
An echocardiogram, or echo, uses harmless sound waves to produce an image of your heart. The sonographer will move a transducer, a device that sends and receives sound waves, over your chest. The sound waves are converted by a computer into images on a television screen. These images assist your physician in evaluating your heart, heart size, function, and structures.
There are no special instructions prior to the test. You will need to wear a two piece outfit. The test will take approximately one hour. The results will be sent to your primary care physician.
Echocardiograms are done at our central location at 1521 S. Staples Street, Suite 500.