What Is a Cardiac Ultrasound Machine?
An echocardiography machine or cardiac ultrasound scanner is an ultrasound device that focuses primarily on the heart or blood vessels. Transducers send sound waves through the body to the heart.
The sound waves bounce off the heart and are picked up by the transducers, and the machine then turns these sound waves into an image of the heart.
Echocardiography machines use either pulsed or continuous-wave Doppler technology. Pulsed-wave Doppler (PWD) ultrasound is used to measure blood flow velocity. Continuous-wave Doppler (CWD) ultrasound is used to measure blood flow volume.
These imaging devices help evaluate the functioning of various parts of the body’s cardiac system.
Static or portable ultrasound machine models offer excellent image quality to help monitor heart conditions and help reduce the risk of heart attacks.
Cardiac care relies on these imaging capabilities for hospital workstations, emergency medicine, or point of care applications at the bedside without the use of radioactivity.