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Since April of 2000, Savannah Cardiology's Echocardiography program has been accredited by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) in Adult Transthoracic and Adult Stress. To learn more about what this 'seal of approval' means to our patients, visit the IAC link above or click on the ICAEL emblem below.

We offer echocardiography testing at our Savannah, Hilton Head Island and Okatie/Legacy locations.  If you are a patient about to undergo an echo procedure with us, click on the link below to view additional information and our patient instructions.     
What is an Echocardiogram?

An echocardiogram is a diagnostic ultrasound of the heart.  During an echo study of the heart, a small microphone-like device, called a transducer is held against the chest.  The transducer sends ultrasound waves that bounce off various parts of the heart.  These echoes are converted into a moving image of the heart.  The image is displayed on a television screen and can be recorded on videotape.  A gel is applied to the area of the chest where the transducer will be placed.  A technician moves the transducer to various places over the left side of your chest in order to achieve proper transducer placement to obtain heart images.  

Our Echocardiography staff:

Joel Lusk, RDCS
Amy Gartside, BS
Angela Grovenstein, RDCS
Ashley Clarke, RCS, RVS

If you have any questions concerning your exam, please feel free to call:
SAVANNAH OFFICE: 912-352-8700
HILTON HEAD OFFICE: 843-682-2740 
OKATIE OFFICE: 843-705-9350