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Cardiac Imaging

What is Cardiac Imaging?

If your doctor suspects you have heart disease, the first step to treatment is often cardiac imaging—and there are many different types. Cardiologists use imaging to help diagnose heart disease, and then determine the most appropriate treatment for you.

UR Medicine's Approach

UR Medicine Cardiac Care offers the widest range of cardiac imaging services in the Rochester region, including:

  • Arteriograms – A scan that uses X-rays, contrast, or dye to see inside the arteries.
  • Angiograms – A scan that uses X-rays, computed tomography angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) to show the blood flow through the arteries or veins.
  • Cardiac Catheterization – A minimally invasive procedure that takes moving pictures of your heart and the surrounding blood vessels.
  • Cardiac Mapping – An electrophysiology study that maps the electrical activity of the heart.
  • Cardiac MRI – A non-invasive test that images your heart with magnets. No X-ray exposure is involved.
  • Carotid Ultrasound/Duplex – Also called a Doppler, a non-invasive test that measures the blood flow through the carotid arteries using soundwaves.
  • Echocardiograms – A non-invasive test that shows blood flow through the heart using soundwaves.
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) – A special kind of MRI that examines blood vessels.
  • Multigated Acquisition Scan (MUGA) – A non-invasive test that shows how the heart is pumping blood.
  • Nuclear Cardiology Tests – A stress test that shows how well blood is flowing in the heart.
  • Transesophageal Ultrasound – A test that takes images of the heart using a probe through the esophagus.

Your UR Medicine healthcare provider may request several different tests.

UR Medicine Cardiac Care offers the most current equipment available for cardiac imaging. Our staff is highly trained in performing these exams and takes special care to help patients feel at ease.

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is at the forefront of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies.

UR Medicine Cardiac Care leads the region in the number and scope of specialized services, bringing the very latest treatments for a wide range of cardiac care issues close to home.

As the region’s only academic medical center, we have exceptionally high standards that help ensure the best results for our patients. Our experts use state-of-the-art technology to identify heart disease and offer treatments and strategies to maximize heart health. Whether you need to control your high blood pressure or seek specialized care for an unusual heart condition, we have the expertise for you.

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