Cardiac Imaging

Our Cardiac Imaging services are administered by a team of expert radiologists and cardiologists who provide clinical noninvasive cardiac imaging services that are tailored to the needs of each patient using state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies.

Our imaging services include:

  • Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses ultrasound, or sound waves, to create detailed images of the heart muscle, and valves. These images can also measure the heart’s blood flow and function.
  • Stress Echocardiography: A stress echocardiogram uses ultrasound to see how the heart works under exercise conditions.
  • Nuclear Stress Testing and Nuclear Imaging: A nuclear stress test uses an injected radioactive material to look at the blood flow through the heart during exercise conditions.
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET): At the Weatherhead PET Center, we provide advanced cardiac PET and cardiac PET-CT. PET-CT is like a nuclear stress test, but can detect smaller changes in blood flow and changes to heart muscle cell function.
  • Vascular Ultrasound: Vascular ultrasound uses sound waves to create detailed images of the carotid arteries, renal arteries and limb arteries.
  • Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR): This test uses magnetic fields (without radiation) to create detailed images of the heart and vascular system.
  • Cardiovascular Computer Tomography (CT 64 slice): This test takes and puts together multiple x-rays using computers to create detailed images of the heart and vascular system.