Cardiac Imaging in Boardman, Ohio

Southwoods Cardiac Imaging provides advanced imaging technology to diagnose and assist in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Services include cardiac ultrasound (echocardiogram/echo), nuclear imaging (SPECT and Nuclear Stress Test) and – coming soon – cardiac CT, including calcium scoring and coronary angiogram. These tests identify potential issues with a patient’s heart, arteries and vessels.

A doctor’s order is required for this service, call 330-965-5100 to schedule your appointment. Cardiac imaging hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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Studies show nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of risk factors for cardiovascular disease

Cardiac Imaging services include:

Also known as a coronary calcium scan, this noninvasive test assesses the amount of calcified plaque build-up in the heart’s arteries. Results can determine a patient’s risk of heart attack or stroke, and may show coronary artery disease (CAD) before symptoms arise.

This noninvasive diagnostic test examines the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart, the coronary arteries. Using an injection of contrast dye and specialized X-rays, this test determines if narrowing (stenosis) is present.

A test using sound waves that produces a live image of the heart. This ultrasound, or high-frequency sound waves, is produced by a hand-held wand placed on the patient’s chest providing pictures of the heart’s valves and chambers and helps the sonographer evaluate the pumping action of the heart.

Using non-invasive techniques, nuclear cardiology assesses blood flow, evaluates the pumping of the heart, detects the presence and location of a heart attack, and can diagnose CAD (coronary artery disease). Cardiac SPECT (Single Photon Emission/Computed Tomography) injects radioactive tracers into the bloodstream to produce detailed images of the heart.
A nuclear stress test uses radioactive dye and an imaging machine to create pictures showing the blood flow to the heart. This test can measure blood flow while the patient is at rest or while they are exerting themselves, and highlights areas with poor blood flow or damage in the heart.

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