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The ECHO is used to diagnose heart conditions, or to monitor pre-existing conditions. It allows doctors to gather information about pump rate, flow and pressure, as well as view the chamber walls. Most importantly, the ECHO is non-invasive with no adverse effects.
Basic Echogram or Ultrasound.
Slightly invasive – a sensor is slid down the esophagus.
A video of the heart pumping.
A 3-D scan post physical activity.
Using a chemical agent to increase contrast.
Using sound waves above the human range of hearing to produce an image of the inside of the body.