EKG

Preparation

1. Avoid oily or greasy skin creams and lotions the day of the test because they can keep the electrodes from making contact with your skin.

2. Avoid full-length hosiery, because electrodes need to be placed directly on your legs.

3. Wear a shirt that you can remove easily to place the leads on your chest.

4. Do not drink or eat caffeinated products (cola, chocolate, coffee, tea) for 24 hours before the test. Caffeine will interfere with the results of your test. Do not take any over-the-counter medications that contain caffeine for 24 hours before the test.

Procedure

An EKG measures and records the electrical activity that passes through the heart.

An EKG may be recommended if you are experiencing arrhythmia, chest pain, or palpitations and an abnormal EKG result can be a signal of a number of different heart conditions.

Examination Time: Approximately 30 minutes.

Real time imaging of the four chambers of the heart, hear valves and the wall of the heart, pericardium and blood vessels entering and leaving the heart.

Examination Time:  Approximately 30 minutes.

CPT Code:  9300

Ultrasound Pricing

To help you make the best financial decision about your medical costs, Sacramento Imaging offers a cash pay price in all diagnostic ultrasound scans. The cash pay price is the price you pay in full before a medical procedure.

Note: The cash pay price does not include physician fees; they are additional.*

Paying the medical cost before the time of service can mean significant savings to you. Medical costs can vary for each individual, depending on the type of procedure you have, your insurance benefit coverage and deductible. If you have insurance coverage, and you select a cash pay price, Sacramento Imaging does not bill the insurance for these services.