Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. That’s why cardiac imaging and diagnostics is a vital tool to save lives. When heart disease is suspected, cardiac imaging and diagnostics are often the first step your doctor will take.
Cardiac imaging and diagnostics help doctors successfully diagnose heart conditions and find the right plan for treatment. Using advanced technology to capture images of the heart, cardiac imaging can often locate disease before any symptoms happen.
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Cardiac imaging and diagnostics offer several ways to capture images of the heart, including:
Coronary catheterization — a minimally invasive procedure that creates an image of coronary circulation and blood-filled chambers of the heart using a catheter.
Echocardiography — using sound waves to produce live images of your heart, his test helps your doctor see how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images, which are also known as echocardiograms or a cardiac echo, can help your doctor get important information about blood clots in your heart’s chambers.
Intravascular ultrasound — using a catheter with an ultrasound probe, this diagnostic test uses sound waves to see inside blood vessels. Intravascular ultrasounds can also capture images of your coronary arteries.
Cardiac PET scan — this noninvasive test can help diagnose coronary artery disease and damage for a heart attack. Also known as positron emission tomography, these scans use radioactive tracers to show healthy and damaged heart muscles.
Cardiac CT scan — an X-ray provides detailed images of the blood vessels and heart. Also known as a computed tomography (CT) scan, this test can see if there is blockage or narrowing in the arteries.
Cardiac MRI — also known as cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, this test uses a large magnet, radio signals and a computer to produce detailed images of the cardiovascular system.
These are just a few of the most popular imaging techniques available today. Your doctor can help you find the cardiac imaging service that best fits your needs and heart health.
Cardiac imaging and diagnostics are the first step to find problems in your heart. At Bon Secours, you have the peace of mind that you’re getting the best care possible from day one. Our cardiology team use state-of-the-art technology with compassionate, personal care so you always know your heart is in good hands.