Cardiovascular Imaging and Testing

Nuvance Health® provides cardiovascular imaging and testing to find out how your heart and blood vessels are working. We use advanced technology and techniques to make an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate  cardiovascular treatments and services for you.

Cardiovascular imaging and testing at Nuvance Health: Why choose us?

At Nuvance Health, you’ll find:

  • Diagnostic expertise, close to home
    You receive compassionate care and expertise close to home in the Mid-Hudson Valley and northwestern Connecticut. Skilled doctors supervise your cardiovascular tests in convenient on-site labs with advanced technology and certification from the College of American Pathologists.
  • A team of specialists
    Cardiologists, imaging specialists, interventional cardiologists, heart surgeons, vascular surgeons and anesthesiologists collaborate to deliver safe, effective care. All of them are committed to putting you at the center of care and decision-making. We help you know what to expect from your tests and how to understand the results.
  • Coordinated care
    Nuvance Health shares digital cardiac imaging seamlessly across our health system to ensure coordinated care. Your primary care providers, radiologists, cardiologists and specialists share your test results quickly, avoiding the stress and time of repeat testing.
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

Cardiac catheterization

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: