CARDIAC DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTRE - IMAGING UNIT

 

Overview


The Imaging Unit provides diagnostic and interventional procedures to our patients. MAA Medicare heart center imaging department is staffed with highly qualified, board-certified radiologists and registered technologists utilizing the most advanced imaging equipment. Imaging reports and films are available within 48 hours.

 

The Diagnostic Imaging service includes:

 

 

Diagnostic tests and procedures are used to determine if a person has cardiovascular disease, the type of disease, the severity and the most effective treatment methods. MAA Medicare Heart Center offers a full spectrum of non-invasive cardiovascular imaging and diagnostic testing. Our goal is to provide the right test for the right patient at the right time; including state-of-the-art tests.

 

Diagnostic imaging tests include:

 

Coronary CT Angiography — Coronary CTA is a non-invasive heart imaging test where high-resolution, 3-dimensional pictures of the heart and vessels are produced to determine if either fatty or calcium deposits have built up in the coronary arteries restricting blood flow.


Peripheral CTA — Peripheral angiography is a non-invasive test that uses advanced CT technology with intravenous (IV) contrast (dye) to visualize vessels throughout the body and is used for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of peripheral vascular disease.


Echocardiography/ultrasound — use ultrasound, or high frequency sound waves, to create graphic images of the heart's structures, pumping action and direction of blood flow.


Stress echocardiography — is a test to evaluate your heart's performance at rest and with exercise while you are closely monitored. It includes a treadmill or bike exercise test, an electrocardiogram (ECG), and an echocardiogram (echo/ultrasound).


Coronary Calcium Scoring - Detecting heart disease at its earliest, most treatable stage. The presence of calcium in the coronary arteries is a proven marker for atherosclerosis, the hardening and clogging of arteries that leads to most heart attacks.


General X-Ray - General X-Ray is the most commonly performed type of diagnostic examination. It is the fastest and easiest way to view and assess broken bones, joints, skull or spinal injuries

 

Services include:

  1. General Radiography
  2. Computerized Tomography (CT) Imaging
    Cross sectional head and body scanning using either pulsed or continuous radiation