Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

Southwoods Cardiac Imaging provides advanced imaging technology to diagnose and assist in the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Offering cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), nuclear imaging (SPECT) and electrocardiograms, cardiac imaging includes a variety of tests to identify potential issues with a patient’s heart, arteries and vessels.

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

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

Cardiac Imaging services include:

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.

A simple, painless test that measures your heart’s electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by an electrical signal that starts at the top of your heart and travels to the bottom. If a patient has a heart problem, it will affect the electrical activity of their 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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