Cardiac imaging tests give physicians an inside view of the heart and vascular system. This helps them evaluate the structure, function or damage to the heart, as well as plan and guide catheter-based procedures. Using the images gathered from the tests, our cardiac imaging physicians work together with our other cardiovascular experts to make an accurate diagnosis and determine the best treatment for you.
From exercise stress tests to cardiac positron emission tomography, our cardiologists are specially trained experts in the field of cardiac imaging. They are committed to continually expanding their knowledge of the latest technologies and techniques. That is why many of our imaging experts have additional, specialized credentials in specific areas of cardiac imaging. For our patients, it means the most accurate diagnosis and highest quality care.
We use the latest, most sophisticated imaging technology. This allows us to achieve more detailed images of the heart and vascular system, reduce the time each test takes and minimize radiation exposure.
We offer CVMR, a noninvasive scan that produces high quality, detailed images that help determine your diagnosis and treatment. Unique at OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, every CVMR scan is read and interpreted by cardiologists who are experienced cardiac imaging experts.
If you have a family history or are at risk for heart disease (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, etc.), yet you have no symptoms, OhioHealth offers calcium coronary scoring — a low-radiation heart scan for people older than 40. The heart scan screens for early plaque in arteries.
A highly accurate, noninvasive, nuclear imaging test, a cardiac PET scan can be used to diagnose coronary artery disease and detect areas of low blood flow in the heart. It can also be used to determine heart function and damage after a heart event. For the test, a small amount of radioactive solution is injected into your blood stream and a scan is taken of your heart, giving physicians highly detailed images of your heart and blood flow.
Our cardiologists are widely recognized for their expertise – from prevention and early detection to the latest in cardiovascular treatment and rehabilitation.