Echocardiography Plays a Key Role in Diagnosing Heart Disease
Concerns about the imaging technique’s possible overuse appear to be misplaced. Research suggests it’s not used in enough patients who need it.
Echocardiography is a non-invasive procedure. Typically, it’s done while you lie on your back or your left side. A special “jelly” is placed on a probe, which is moved around your chest by a trained sonographer. Ultra-high frequency sound waves are used to create images that appear on a nearby video screen.