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Diagnostic Imaging of Milford

Medical Diagnostic Imaging Centers located in Milford, CT & West Haven, CT

Echocardiogram Specialist

If you have chest pain or are experiencing shortness of breath, your doctor may send you to a radiologist to have an echocardiogram. The radiologists and technicians at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford, Connecticut, have been providing cutting-edge radiological services to patients in New Haven and Fairfield counties for more than 25 years. Go online to book your appointment or call today.

Echocardiogram

What is an echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a common radiological test that is used to detect problems with your heart. The test creates images of your heart using sound waves. When you have an echocardiogram, the doctor views the chambers of your heart as well as the heart valves and walls and all the blood vessels leading to and away from your heart.

What does an echocardiogram measure?

The radiologists and technicians at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford use an echocardiogram to measure your heart’s structure and performance. Specifically, an echocardiogram shows heart size, pumping strength, indications of heart damage, problems with the heart valves, and heart defects.

Each piece of information provides more insight into your specific heart issue and possible treatments.


Heart size

An enlarged heart or thicker-than-usual heart walls can indicate damaged or weakened heart valves or high blood pressure.

Pumping strength

By measuring the amount of blood pumped out of a filled ventricle or the total volume of blood your heart pumps, the doctors at Diagnostic Imaging of Milford can determine if your heart is pumping enough blood to maintain your body’s needs. If it isn’t, then you can develop heart failure.

Indications of heart damage

If your heart muscle was damaged by a heart attack, it can’t help in the normal process of pumping blood. If the echocardiogram detects damage, then you may have coronary disease.

Problems with the heart values

If your heart valves don’t open and close adequately when your heart beats, then your blood can leak backward or your heart has to work harder to pump blood through your body.

Heart defects

An echocardiogram can reveal problems with your heart chambers or issues such as blockages in the pathways between your heart and your blood vessels.  

What happens during an echocardiogram?

Most echocardiograms take just under an hour and require no preparation. You undress from the waist up and lie on an exam table. Next, the technician sticks electrodes to your body to record your heart’s electrical currents. Then the technician applies a special gel to your body so that a special plastic device called a transducer can easily glide across your chest. The technician moves the device back and forth. The sound waves produced create the images of your heart on a monitor.

Participating Insurances

Diagnostic Imaging of Milford accepts all major and most secondary insurances. Patients are expected to bring their insurance card to the office at the time of their examination. Claims are submitted through our billing company, McKesson Corp. For questions regarding patient statements and insurance, patients may call (800) 360-4391. Fees for non-covered services and co-payments are expected at the time of your visit.

*We strongly recommend that patients call our office if their insurance carrier is not listed. Additional insurances are added frequently.

Aetna
AmeriChoice
Anthem
Cigna
ConnectiCare
First Health
Great West Health Care
Guardian
Humana
Medicaid
Medicare
Multiplan, Inc.
Saga
Tricare
United Healthcare
WellCare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • "The technician that performed my CT Scan, I believe her name was Kristen, was very nice and professional."

    T.D.
  • "I am a retired x-ray tech who worked for 45 years. I was very pleased in the service I received. I thank Carole Rossi and staff. (Keep up good work!)"

    A.F.
  • "Experience so positive that this is the facility (West Haven) I will use and recommend to others in the future. Roxanne was very knowledgeable and accurate!"

    A.K.
  • “I couldn’t be more pleased with the service, appearance and attitudes I encountered. I would definitely recommend your facility to others."

    R.P.
  • "Everything was perfect ---this is a great place to have a procedure – I was in and out in 45 minutes."

    P.W.
  • “Staff went out of their way to make me feel welcomed. She called my doctor’s office after hours because I didn’t have my paperwork.”

    C.B.
  • “It was very easy to drive there as opposed to New Haven. The parking was convenient and the staff great! ‘If’ I had to have another test, I would go to Milford.”

    D.R.
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