An echocardiogram is a non-invasive test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to image the structures of the heart. During an echocardiogram, an ultrasound technician uses a small, hand-held scanning device to direct sound waves at your chest area. The sound waves bounce off the heart and create an "echo" that is translated into a graphic video that your cardiologist will review for diagnostic purposes. These images help the cardiologist learn more about your heart’s size and function.
An echocardiogram is a valuable diagnostic tool that is performed to:
Our echo lab is accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation
of Echocardiography Laboratories, signifying that we meet their stringent
benchmarks for quality and service.