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What is the difference between an echogram or echocardiogram

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
?nothing: I believe they are the same - of course someone may come up with some differences - but in reality i think its just that someone forgets the "cardio" ... Read More
Dr. Gary Roach
Anesthesiology 42 years experience
Probably nothing: Most likely they refer to the same thing which is an ultrasound of the heart. Technically however, an echogram could examine any part of the body wit... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
See below: Ekg: shows the electrical activity of the heart and the heart rhythm echocardiogram: an ultrasound, shows the actual structures such as the heart mus... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Electro vs. Echo: Like most medical terms, these terms are simply combinations of label words. Cardio refers to heart. Electro refers to electricity (as a result of dif... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Same: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart. Ultrasounds can be done for other organs such as the kidney.
Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Same machine : Same machine. Different exam and usually a specialty ultrasound probe. Echocardiogram is specific to an exam of the heart. Ultrasound is a generic te... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
The same: Doppler is part of every transthoracic echo procedure. Whereas the non-doppler portion of the test outlines structures, doppler focuses on blood flow.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
Internal Medicine 46 years experience
Echocardiogram: KateL ~ an ECHO is an excellent part of the workup for determine cardiac failure. It accurately measures the dimensions ventricles and measures FS (fr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Echo: An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to evaluate structure and function. A normal transthoracic echo is done with you lying on your back. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Erner
Bariatrics 45 years experience
Medical imaging: The trend in medical imaging is for x-ray machines to emit less radiation and for ultrasound equipment to have greater resolution than the equipment f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
A lot: This is procedural and scientific question that needs more room than in this space. Look up m-mode, b-mode and real time echocardiography. This link... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 47 years experience
Ultrasound: A targeted ultrasound is an ultrasound evaluation of the fetal anatomy. An echocardiogram is specifically examining the fetal heart.

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