If your doctor’s concerned about your heart health, one of the first steps is likely to be a referral for imaging. At Montefiore Nyack Hospital, we offer an Advanced Cardiac Imaging program within our Center for Diagnostic Imaging. This critical program allows our expert clinicians to diagnose heart conditions safely and quickly.
The Center for Diagnostic Imaging features:
- 100% board-certified physicians
- The latest imaging technology
- Open seven days a week from 7 am to 7 pm
- Same-day appointments available
The Advanced Cardiac Imaging program offers state-of-the-science technology, including:
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CTA), a noninvasive test that uses special X-rays to focus on the coronary arteries. It allows the physician to see if you have blockages in the heart arteries. As part of the test, you’ll be given an iodine-based contrast material (dye) that will be injected into a vein in your arm to see the vessels in your heart. This test will reveal plaque buildup in your coronary arteries—both calcified “hard” plaque and “soft” plaque, which can be even more dangerous. Having blockage in the coronary artery is one of the main reasons for chest pain and can lead to a heart attack.
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), an imaging technology that uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within and around the heart. Cardiac MRI is used to detect or monitor cardiac disease and to evaluate the heart's anatomy and function.
CT Coronary Artery Calcium Score, a noninvasive, quick way to assess the amount of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. Patients with a high score have a greater risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. A calcium score is a marker doctors use to determine whether further investigations are needed.
Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Echocardiography, a technology that uses sound waves to produce images of the heart and identify heart disease.
Coronary SPECT/CT, an imaging exam that improves on a nuclear stress test, giving higher quality images of the heart, especially for overweight patients.
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