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. At times during this exam, you may require an ultrasound enhancing agent which is given by IV.

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 arrhythmias 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

Echocardiography uses 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 look for blood clots or tumors. At times during this exam, you may require an ultrasound enhancing agent which is given by IV.

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

Carotid Ultrasound

A carotid ultrasound uses 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 diagnose leg pain while walking. It can also be performed if you have risk factors like tobacco use, diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

Contact Us

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

Related Locations