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Question for ultrasound or echocardiography -- are they done with same machine?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Similar

Similar machines with different probes for different frequencies of utrasound and different displays making different pictures.

In brief: Similar

Similar machines with different probes for different frequencies of utrasound and different displays making different pictures.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Terms confuse

About what we use! heart doctors call it an "echo".
All ultrasound deviced produce sound waves, and they penetrate and are either absorbed or reflected. Bone and air prevent penetration. The pictures produced are highly dependent on operator. Ultra sound is cheap, no x-rays, and while used in breast cancer detection, not used optimally.

In brief: Terms confuse

About what we use! heart doctors call it an "echo".
All ultrasound deviced produce sound waves, and they penetrate and are either absorbed or reflected. Bone and air prevent penetration. The pictures produced are highly dependent on operator. Ultra sound is cheap, no x-rays, and while used in breast cancer detection, not used optimally.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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