An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see the chambers of the heart as well as your heart valves. Your doctor can use the images from an echocardiogram to identify structural heart disease.
In house ultrasounds for a variety of ultrasound types (including Abdominal, Arterial and Venous Doppler’s, Carotids and ECHO). An Ultrasound is a diagnostic medical imaging technique that produces pictures of the inside of the body by using sound waves. With ultrasounds, your physician can visualize your internal organs, tendons, and muscles to capture their structure, size, and any pathological lesions.
Venous ultrasounds are used to view your veins throughout your body in order to detect blood clots. If the veins in your abdomen are going to be examined, then you will most likely be asked not to drink or eat anything, except for water, for about 6 to 8 hours before the procedure. A Doppler ultrasound might be part of a venous ultrasound exam. Doppler ultrasound is a technique that shows the blood flow through the veins and arteries in the legs, arms, abdomen, neck and/or brain, and various body organs so that a physician can evaluate the blood flow and look for signs of abnormality.
Ultrasounds are safe and painless, with no side effects or exposure to radiation. They are ideal as a simple, noninvasive medical test in order to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.