What is the red and blue on an echocardiogram?

What is the red and blue on an echocardiogram?

Traditionally, flow towards the transducer is red, flow away from the transducer is blue, and higher velocities are shown in lighter shades. To aid observation of turbulent flow there is a threshold velocity, above which the color changes (in some systems to green).

What is echocardiogram with Doppler color flow?

A Doppler echocardiogram measures the speed and direction of the blood flow within the heart. It screens the four valves for leaks and other abnormalities. By assigning color to the direction of blood flow, (Color Flow Mapping), large areas of blood flow may be studied.

What is a TEE with Doppler?

A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) uses echocardiography to assess the structure and function of the heart. During the procedure, a transducer (like a microphone) sends out ultrasonic sound waves.

What is cardiac Colour Doppler?

Color Doppler is an enhanced form of Doppler echocardiography. With color Doppler, different colors are used to designate the direction of blood flow. This simplifies the interpretation of the Doppler technique. 2-D (two-dimensional) echocardiography.

What does a red color indicate in color Doppler?

Blue indicates flow going away from the transducer and red indicates flow going towards the transducer.

What do orange and blue colors on the blood represent in Doppler echo images?

What do orange and blue colors on the blood represent in Doppler echo images? a) The colors indicate whether the blood is moving toward or away from the probe. b) Orange represents oxygenated blood, blue de-oxygenated blood.

Does echocardiogram use dye?

During the test, a special dye (contrast agent) is injected into your vein to help show structures in the heart better. It allows the inside of the heart to be seen more clearly on the ultrasound pictures.

What does a transesophageal echocardiogram show?

A transesophageal echo (TEE) test is a type of echo that uses a long, thin, tube (endoscope) to guide the ultrasound transducer down the esophagus (“food pipe” that goes from the mouth to the stomach). This lets the doctor see pictures of the heart without the ribs or lungs getting in the way.

What can a transesophageal detect?

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an ultrasound technology that provides highly detailed images of the heart and its internal structures. Our heart experts use TEE to detect blood clots, evaluate heart valves, and guide treatment for arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats) and many other heart conditions.

Why is Echo color Doppler done?

Doppler echocardiography is a procedure that uses Doppler ultrasonography to examine the heart. An echocardiogram uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the heart while the use of Doppler technology allows determination of the speed and direction of blood flow by utilizing the Doppler effect.

What does yellow mean on a Doppler ultrasound?

high flow turbulence
A third color, usually green or yellow, is often used to denote areas of high flow turbulence. These colors are user-definable and may be reversed, however this is generally inadvisable as it may confuse later readers of the images.