This test uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart. Our certified sonographers perform the echocardiogram (also called echo test) using the GE Logiq S6 machine which is a high performance imaging system. During the test an instrument is placed on your rib area near the breast bone and it transmits high-frequency sound waves. The echoes from these sound waves are transmitted as electrical impulses which are converted to moving pictures of the heart. We schedule your echo test to be done in the comfort of our office.
Your doctor uses the echo test to assess the function of the heart, determine the presence of heart diseases, and to evaluate medical treatments or surgery.