Echocardiograph, Cambridge, England, 1978

Made:
1978 in Cambridge
maker:
Cambridge Industrial Instruments Limited

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Echocardiograph, by Cambridge Medical Instruments Ltd., England, 1979. The transducer on the patient's chest generates a high-frequency sound wave. The echoes produced by reflection from the heart produce a characteristic trace on the screen. A permanent trace is also produced. Other cardia events such as the electrocardiogram can be recorded simultaneously.

Echocardiography is a bedside technique for examining the heart. In this machine, high frequency ultrasound waves are produced by a transducer placed on the patient’s chest. The waves rebound or echo off the beating heart. These show the shape, size and movement of a heart's chambers and valves. They also show the rate of blood flow through the heart. Physicians examine these records for irregularities that may be a sign of disease. This echocardiograph was made by Cambridge Medical Instruments Limited in England.

Details

Category:
Clinical Diagnosis
Object Number:
1979-601
Materials:
cabinet, steel and plastic
type:
echo cardiograph
credit:
Cambridge Medical Instruments Ltd.

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