echo·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \ˌe-kō-ˌkär-dē-ˈä-grə-fē \
plural echocardiographies

Definition of echocardiography 

: the use of ultrasound to examine the structure and functioning of the heart for abnormalities and disease

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echocardiographer \ˌe-​kō-​ˌkär-​dē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər \ noun
echocardiographic \ˌe-​kō-​ˌkär-​dē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik \ adjective

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Her father, a cardiologist, was the medical director of the echocardiography lab at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, also in St. Louis. New York Times, "Thúy-Lan Lite, Gabriel Friedman," 10 June 2018 There are a number of different imaging options used in stress testing, including echocardiography, nuclear SPECT and cardiac MRI. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Putting Your Heart to the Test," 14 Feb. 2018 Services include cardiovascular consults and various kinds of testing, such as echocardiography (heart ultrasound). Darla Carter, The Courier-Journal, "Free Louisville heart clinic helps patients society has 'neglected'," 25 July 2017 Mr. Gandham, an echocardiography technician, and his wife, a laboratory technician, work in Manhattan; their children, both physicians, work in Queens. Karin Lipson, New York Times, "Valley Stream, N.Y.: Neat, Clean and Safe," 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of echocardiography

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of echocardiography was in 1965

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echo·​car·​di·​og·​ra·​phy | \-ˌkärd-ē-ˈäg-rə-fē \
plural echocardiographies

Medical Definition of echocardiography 

: the use of ultrasound to examine and measure the structure and functioning of the heart and to diagnose abnormalities and disease

Other Words from echocardiography

echocardiographer \-​fər \ noun
echocardiographic \-​ē-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik \ adjective

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