Our physician-led echo tests give you the answers you need.
We perform echocardiograms at Healient to help your doctor diagnose heart conditions. We partner with St. Joseph Medical Center for this top-notch service which is staffed by a team of experts trained in cardiac nursing and imaging. You can trust our echo testing in Kansas City to give you the answers concerning your heart’s health.
How We Help
Here’s how our echo imaging study helps patients just like you.
The Healient echo lab in Kansas City helps patients by:
Providing a suite of diagnostic testing onsite.
Reducing wait time for testing.
Using state-of-the-art equipment to better detect heart disease.
Cutting down testing time.
Offering a team of experts trained in cardiac nursing and imaging.
Learn more about our echo testing in Kansas City.
An echocardiogram is a procedure that allows doctors to see your heart’s movement, providing valuable information about the flow of blood between chambers and its pumping action. Using this information, our cardiologists can:
We understand heart conditions can be unsettling, which is why our cardiologists and staff work hard to ensure a comfortable evaluation, and quick results after visiting our echo lab.
Here’s a look at the tests we perform at the Healient echocardiogram lab in Kansas City.
A device called a transducer (a hand-held wand) sends ultrasound waves through your chest toward your heart. As the waves bounce back to the transducer, our special software produces the live images that are shown on a monitor in real-time.
An ultrasound of the heart via the esophagus that gives a clearer picture of the heart. This allows your doctor to see areas of the heart that are not visible with other tests.
A test that looks for indirect signs of significant blockage of the heart arteries. Using an inclined treadmill to achieve a target heart rate, a sonographer takes ultrasound pictures of your heart before and after exercise. A cardiologist interprets the ultrasound images to determine the results.
Using transesophageal or transthoracic echocardiography, this test creates a 3-D image of your heart. This test includes multiple images from different angles. This procedure is common prior to heart valve surgery.