This test scans the images of the heart to detect any abnormality. Your ECHO will be conducted by a cardiologist, who will examine your heart images and modify the transducer to visualise additional views by the test like MRI scan, CT scans, Ultrasound, X rays. These entire tests provide close images to ensure the presence of clotting, muscle damage, or any obstruction in the blood flow through the heart. Heart functioning is visible to get the condition of the heart with more clarity. Here is the procedure of these tests:
- While lying down on an examination table, a technician will put gel on your chest, followed by a transducer (a little instrument fashioned like a microphone). The transducer directs sound waves toward your heart.
- The waves bounce off the heart’s structures before returning to the transducer to be collected.
- A computer analyses them and displays a graphic representation of your heart thumping on a screen.
- The technician spins the transducer around to examine your heart from different angles.
- You may be asked to roll on your side or hold your breath for a few seconds during the exam.