Research shows that advanced cardiovascular imaging improves outcomes by helping your care team make important choices about your treatment.
Doctors at Nuvance Health use these tools throughout your care, including early diagnosis, ongoing monitoring and long-term treatment.
Advanced Heart and Vascular Imaging
Skilled technicians at Nuvance Health perform the full range of diagnostic tests, including:
- Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Using a large magnet, radio signals and a computer to make images of your heart and blood vessels
- Advanced aortic MRI: Providing detailed images inside a narrowed aortic valve
- Cardiac computerized tomography (CT) scan: Using a series of X-rays taken from different angles around your body to create detailed images of your heart and blood vessels
- Coronary artery calcium score: A CT scan for coronary artery calcium is a non-invasive way of obtaining information about the presence, location and extent of calcified plaque in the coronary arteries—the vessels that supply oxygen-containing blood to the heart muscle
- Electrocardiographically gated computed tomography (ECG-gated CT): Producing cross-sectional images of your heart
- Computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA): Combining a CT scan with the injection of a special dye to create pictures of vessels and tissues
- Echocardiogram: Using high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to capture images of your heart’s movement
- Electrocardiogram (ECG): Measuring your heart’s electrical activity to spot problems with its function
- 3-D analysis: Detecting and measuring aneurysms and other structures in your blood vessels
- Multigated acquisition (MUGA): Creating video images of your heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) to check whether they’re pumping blood properly
Non-Imaging Diagnostic Tests
- Holter monitor: Recording your heart’s electrical activity over 24 hours or longer while you’re at home, using a portable electrocardiogram device
- Stress testing: Measuring your heart’s ability to respond to stress in a controlled environment, to reveal cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease or arrhythmia
- Tilt table test: Using a special tilting table to assess symptoms of syncope (fainting), which may be related to a heart condition
We offer minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular issues. The interventional cardiology team performs cardiac catheterization, using a thin tube (catheter) to access coronary arteries and spot blockages.
Vascular Diagnosis and Treatment
People with vascular conditions often have complications from heart disease. A team approach delivers advanced diagnostics and treatment for vascular conditions such as: