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Echocardiogram Procedures

Echocardiograms at Access MRI

Access MRI provides private echocardiogram procedures to our clients throughout Vancouver, the Lower Mainland, and Fraser Valley. Centrally located in Surrey, BC, Access MRI uses the best in technology to provide your doctor with detailed images of your heart, which can be used to monitor and diagnose any issues with your heart.

With minimal wait times, you’ll be able to receive the results of your echocardiogram more quickly than you would through the public health system, allowing you to make informed decisions about your health faster. Access MRI uses conventional echocardiography techniques, as well as 3D and 4D ultrasound scan technology, which is not available at most hospitals.

To book your echocardiogram, call Access MRI today at (604) 575-5566 or contact us here. Please note that echocardiograms and other services require a physician’s referral.

Description

What is an echocardiogram?
Echocardiograms use sound waves to take pictures of the heart, showing anatomy as well as heart function. The images show how the heart contracts and relaxes during each heartbeat, as well as how the heart valves are functioning. Because they do not use any harmful radiation, they are safer than X-Rays or CT Scans.

Echocardiograms are often requested by a doctor when their patient has any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath, a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, heart murmurs, stroke or stroke-like symptoms, heart rhythm problems, chest pain, heart surgery, fatigue, episodes of fainting, heart failure, a family history of heart problems or abnormalities detected on other heart tests.
Time: 60 min
Cost: $525.00
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Additional Information
What does an echocardiogram cost?

An echocardiogram procedure at Access MRI costs $525. When multiple diagnostic exams are required, we offer a 15% discount.

What happens during an echocardiogram procedure?

This procedure involves lying on a stretcher for about 45-60 minutes while the echocardiography technologist takes pictures of your heart.

After the test is done, the images are reviewed by a radiologist (a specialist physician). The radiologist writes a report that describes what the echocardiogram showed. The report is then sent to your doctor and to you if you would like a copy. Reports are normally issued within one to two business days of the echocardiogram. If you need a report right away (same day) that can be arranged, please let our staff know when you schedule your appointment.
Includes Assessment of:
  • Ventricles
  • Atria
  • Valve Leaks
  • Heart Contraction
  • Heart Relaxation
  • Chamber Sizes
  • Heart Rhythm
  • Heart Pressures
  • Valve Narrowing
  • Regional Heart Muscle Function
  • Heart Strain
  • 3D and 4D Imaging