Echocardiogram Reads And Interpretations $28+ Per Study
NDI rates for interpreting the results of echocardiogram (echo) tests of the heart and blood vessels start at $28 per study. Echo second opinions cost $200.
How You Request An Echocardiogram Scan Interpretation Or Echo Reading Services
Call 216-514-1199, email email@example.com or submit the form here.
Please contact NDI to request a diagnostic interpretation of an echocardiogram scan or echo reading services.
About NDI Echocardiogram Reading Services
NDI is a teleradiology company that provides telecardiology services, radiology reads, remote cardiology reading services and echocardiogram (echocardiography) reading services for healthcare facilities in all 50 states in the USA.
Radiologists at National Diagnostic Imaging submit their detailed and comprehensive echocardiogram findings and interpretations to referring physicians via a PACS and teleradiology.
NDI doctors are U.S. Board Certified and hold certifications in Echocardiography. We provide interpretations for cardiologists, cardiology clinics, hospitals, private physicians, urgent care centers, internal medicine departments, cardiac surgeons and heart specialists.
Healthcare facilities that contract with NDI for teleradiology services use echocardiograms to see a patient’s heart beating and pumping blood. NDI clients use the images from an echocardiogram to identify heart disease.
An echocardiography, echocardiogram, cardiac echo or simply an echo, is an ultrasound of the heart. Echo tests are used to monitor congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.
An echocardiogram, unlike an ECG, provides a detailed image of the heart muscle and heart valves. Learn how to read an echocardiogram report, here.
Echocardiography is one of the most widely used diagnostic imaging modalities in cardiology. An echocardiogram provides information about how blood flows through the different parts of the heart and major blood vessels.
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) sets standards for echo labs across the US.
NDI Provides Echo Reads And Final Reports To Referring Physicians
NDI fellowship trained and US board certified subspecialty trained radiologists read echocardiogram to help doctors find out if their patient has a heart murmur, atrial fibrillation or valve problems.
NDI interprets echocardiograms for cardiologist who are experts in the care of their patient’s heart and blood vessels.
Echo reads and reports submitted by NDI cardiologists via teleradiology through a PACS system help doctors treat or help prevent a number of cardiovascular problems.
NDI teleradiologists interpret echocardiogram scans while not physically present in the location where the images are generated.
Hospitals, other cardiologists mobile imaging companies, radiology departments, urgent care facilities and private practices use teleradiology services provided by National Diagnostic Imaging.
Cardiologists for National Diagnostic Imaging interpret and report on echocardiogram images via teleradiology to assist referring physicians that diagnose heart conditions.
NDI teleradiologists use echocardiogram scans to detect fluid around the heart, thickening of the heart tissue or clotting.
NDI subspecialty trained cardiologists know how to accurately interpret echocardiograms. Echocardiography is an important tool in assessing wall motion abnormality in patients with suspected cardiac disease. NDI customers use echocardiograms to generate images of the heart of a patient in real-time using ultrasound.
NDI Echocardiogram Reading Fees
Rates for echo reads, in volume, for healthcare facilities in the United States start at $28. Get more information on teleradiology reading service pricing for organizations, here.
Rates for remote echocardiography reading services start at $28 per study. NDI currently provides tele-echocardiography and remote cardiology reading services to radiology facilities all across the United States.
Cardiology image reading services and interpretations services start at $13 per study based on the imaging modality and volume.
Echocardiography is a type of medical imaging of the heart, using standard ultrasound or Doppler ultrasound. An “echo” is a graphic outline of the heart’s movement.
During an echo test, NDI customers use ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) from a hand-held wand placed on their patient’s chest to take pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers.
NDI Provides Echocardiogram Second Opinions, Second Reads And Secondary Interpretations
NDI performs secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations and echocardiograms to improve care for complex patients. NDI cardiologists provide second opinions, second reads and secondary interpretations on echocardiogram studies. Because NDI cardiologists have subspecialty clinical, pathology and diagnostic imaging expertise, they can confirm or clarify a diagnoses.
Secondary interpretations of diagnostic imaging examinations—the rendering of formal secondary reports for imaging examinations originally performed and interpreted at other institutions—most often occur when patients are referred to specialized health care centers.
Fees for echocardiogram second reads for private individuals and lawyers who need a second opinion start at $200.
Types of Echocardiography
- Transthoracic echocardiogram
- Transesophageal echocardiogram
- Stress echocardiography
- Intracardiac echocardiography
- Intravascular ultrasound
NDI cardiologists interpret the following studies via teleradiology and submit their findings to referring physicians via a PACS, and in some cases, by email:
- Stress ECG
- Nuclear Stress Test (Including Stress ECG)
- Stress Echocardiogram (Including Stress ECG)
- Coronary CTA
- Cardiac MRI
- Fetal Echocardiogram
A fetal echocardiogram (also called a fetal echo) uses sound waves to create pictures of an unborn baby’s heart. This ultrasound test shows the structure of the heart and how well it’s working.
The fetal echocardiogram test is performed by a specially trained ultrasound sonographer and the images are interpreted by a pediatric cardiologist who specializes in fetal congenital heart disease.
Interpreting An Echocardiogram Report
An echocardiogram report describes the heart’s structures in detail and often includes a summary of the cardiologist’s findings.
Information Included In An Echocardiogram Report
- The size of the heart chambers and thickness of the heart muscle
- The function of the left and right ventricles (pumping chambers)
- A description of the shape, movement, and function of the heart valves
- A description of other structures that are important for heart function, including the large arteries and veins, the lining of the heart (the pericardium), and any abnormalities, such as blood clots
How To Understand The Results Of An Echocardiogram
Interpreting The Results Of An Echocardiogram
The resulting image of an echocardiogram can show a big picture image of heart health, function, and strength. For example, the test can show if the heart is enlarged or has thickened walls. Walls thicker than 1.5cm are considered abnormal. They may indicate high blood pressure and weak or damaged valves.
The echocardiogram can help detect:
- Abnormal heart valves
- Congenital heart disease (abnormalities present at birth)
- Damage to the heart muscle from a heart attack
- Heart murmurs
- Inflammation ( pericarditis ) or fluid in the sac around the heart (pericardial effusion)
IAC accreditation is a means by which adult and pediatric echocardiography facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide. IAC Echocardiography is supported by several sponsoring organizations.
Types of Accreditation Offered
- Adult Transthoracic
- Adult Transesophageal
- Adult Stress
- Adult Congenital Transthoracic (Coming Soon!)
- Pediatric Transthoracic
- Pediatric Transesophageal
Contact National Diagnostic Imaging
Please complete the form below, call 216-514-1199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a quote for echocardiogram interpretations. If you are interested in a tele-echocardiography job, click here for information. Get more information on teleradiology pricing here.