Cardiac Imaging

Echocardiogram:

When you need a more detailed picture of your heart than an X-ray can provide, you need an echocardiogram. This test uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart without exposure to radiation.

Nuclear Stress Test:

To determine the health of your heart and whether certain treatments are effective, we may recommend a nuclear stress test. Unlike an exercise-based stress test, this test uses medication and can be achieved during physical activity or at rest.

Treadmill Stress Test:

Using exercise to stress your heart, we can gather vital information on how well your heart works during physical activity compared to when it is at rest.

CT-Angiography:

This non-invasive imaging test helps us search for narrowing arteries in your heart, or coronary artery disease. Using a powerful X-ray, we can produce detailed images of your arteries with less recovery time than a traditional angiogram.

Calcium Scoring:

This quick, painless test uses a cardiac CT scan to detect atherosclerosis, or calcium buildup in the walls of the coronary arteries. Calcium scoring is one of the best predictors of heart attack risk and coronary heart disease.

Transesophageal Echocardiogram:

Using high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to create detailed moving pictures of your heart and blood vessels, we can detect problems in your heart’s structure and function including blood clots, excessive fluid and complications with the aorta (a main artery).