Ultrasound (Cardiology/Vascular)

Our Cardiology/Vascular Ultrasound department is located on the main level of the Multi-Specialty Clinic. We offer a variety of tests that help your doctor understand what is going on with your heart and vascular health.

Stress Echo

A stress echo uses a combination of a stress test and ultrasound images of your heart. During the exam you will walk on a treadmill and our technologist will monitor your heart and use the ultrasound to take images of your heart. 

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes to your appointment. Confirm with your doctor if you need to make changes in your medication before the test.

Standard Stress Test

A stress test is completed by monitoring your heart with an ECG (electrocardiogram) as you walk on a treadmill. This test is used to understand your heart function and detect any arrhythmia's or heart disease. 

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes to your appointment. Confirm with your doctor if you need to make changes in your medication before the test.

Echocardiography

A echocardiography uses an ultrasound to see your heart. The technologist will use the ultrasound to take images of your heart. The images help to understand the size of your heart, pumping strength, valve function, or to looks for blood clots or tumors. 

This is a painless procedure and does not use any radiation. 

Carotid Ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound uses an ultrasound to see your carotid arteries (major blood vessels). The technologist will use the ultrasound to take images of your carotid arteries. The images help to see if there are any blockages, blockages are a major cause of stroke.

This is a painless procedure and does not use any radiation. 

Ankle Brachial Index (ABI)

An ABI (ankle brachial index) is used as a non-invasive way to check for blockages in your legs. ABI's are used to understand any blockages in specific parts of your body. The test helps to diagnosis leg pain while walking. It can also be performed if you have risk factors like, tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

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For questions about our Imaging & Radiology service call 563-589-4036.

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