echocardiography

echocardiography
n. Med. the use of ultrasound waves to investigate the action of the heart.
Derivatives:
echocardiograph n. echocardiographer n.

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  • Echocardiography — An echocardiogram is a sonography of the heart. Also known as a cardiac ultrasound, it uses standard ultrasound techniques to image two dimensional slices of the heart. The latest ultrasound systems now employ 3D real time imaging.In addition to… …   Wikipedia

  • echocardiography — n. the use of ultrasound waves to investigate and display the action of the heart as it beats. Used in the diagnosis and assessment of congenital and acquired heart diseases, it is safe, painless, and reliable and reduces the need for cardiac… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • echocardiography — noun (plural phies) Date: 1965 the use of ultrasound to examine the structure and functioning of the heart for abnormalities and disease • echocardiographer noun • echocardiographic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • echocardiography — noun The use of ultrasound to produce images of the heart See Also: echocardiogram, echocardiograph …   Wiktionary

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  • echocardiography — [ˌɛkəʊkα:dɪ ɒgrəfi] noun Medicine the use of ultrasound waves to investigate the action of the heart. Derivatives echocardiogram noun echocardiograph noun echocardiographic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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