An echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to create images of your heart. This diagnostic test is also called a Doppler test, echo Doppler, transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), echocardiogram or cardiac ultrasound. Ultrasound exams use high-frequency sound waves to look at internal organs. As the sound waves are bounced off the body, they produce images that identify the size, location and shape of internal structures.
A cardiac ultrasound is used to examine the heart and its blood supply; to determine the size of the heart and how well it contracts, as well as the valves function.
The echocardiography is a specialized ultrasound exam provided by the Medical Imaging Department in the Cardiology Clinic.
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You must have a referral from your doctor or another healthcare professional to get an appointment for this test.