Echocardiogram (cardiac ultrasound)

Spire Manchester Hospital is able to offer a wide range of diagnostic imaging services, including MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-ray, in our dedicated radiology suite within the hospital situated next to our out-patient and physiotherapy departments.

Our radiology department is staffed highly experienced professionals who are committed to providing high levels of patient care. We are proud of our commitment to patient care and in our 2014 patient satisfaction survey 100% of patients felt our staff really went out of their way to make a difference.

For more information about our radiology department and diagnostic imaging services offered at Spire Manchester Hospital please visit our diagnostic imaging page.

An echocardiogram (also known as a cardiac ultrasound or cardiac echo), is a specialised ultrasound scan of the heart. Echocardiograms are used to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and are one of the most widely used diagnostic tests for heart disease.

What's involved in having an echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram uses standard ultrasound techniques to produce a two-dimensional image of the heart. You will be required to sit or lie down as your consultant moves the ultrasound wand over your chest.

An echocardiogram can provide a range of information including the size, function and pressures of the heart, as well as information for assessing disease of the heart valves.

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