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Echocardiography


 

What is echocardiography?

 

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound in which sound waves are used to obtain images of the heart.

 

What happens during the exam?

 

An ultrasound technologist will place EKG leads on your chest, also ultrasound gel will be applied to the area over your heart and images will be obtain by rubbing an ultrasound probe over the skin.

Contact Information

 

Darren True

Radiology Director

 

400 W. 8th

Beloit, KS 67420

 

785-738-9553

E-mail: e-mail

 

A different type of echocardiogram may require the technologist to insert an IV into your arm and inject an echo contrasted agent, this contrast is used to enhance the heart images.

 

The sonographer will be able to answer questions about the test process during your exam.

 

What types of echocardiogram procedures are available at MCHHS?

 

  • Echocardiograms
  • Contrasted enhanced Echocardiograms
  • Stress Echocardiograms

 

Are there any risks?

 

There are no documented risks associated with the use of ultrasound in diagnostic procedures.

 

What’s the preparation for the test?

 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your exam, in order to check in for your exam.

There is no prep for echocardiograms

 

How long does the exam take?

 

It may take 30-40 minutes for your exam, depending on what your doctor has ordered.

 

When will I receive my results?

 

Your final results will be read by physician, who is specialized in reading echocardiograms.  These results will then be sent to your physician, who will then contact you with the findings.  Please allow up to one week for your physician to contact you.

 


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