The Philips HD 11 XE colour Doppler used at Sparsh is state of the art machine and comes with the following standard features:
The stress echo option is fully integrated into the user interface for the rapid acquisition and display of high-resolution images, with plenty of flexibility.
Anatomical M-mode, for more accurate measurements of chambers, walls and ejection fraction; makes it easier to keep the M-mode line perpendicular to the anatomy, even in abnormally shaped or positioned hearts.
Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI), including Colour TDI to assess direction and timing of myocardial function, and pulsed wave TDI for velocity mapping of vessel wall motion and cardiac tissue..
Other than wearing loose-fitting clothing, there are no special restrictions or preparation prior to a 2D Doppler echocardiogram. Although the gel is water soluble and should not stain; it is messy and could get on your clothing so please be aware and dress appropriately.