Internationally Recognized Cardiovascular Imaging Specialists
Loyola Medicine offers a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized cardiovascular imaging specialists performing state-of-the-art diagnostic heart imaging. Loyola’s expertise in high-resolution imaging, including heart MRI tests and cardiac CT, allows our world-class team of imaging specialists to see details and detect complications that might otherwise go undiagnosed. In addition to routine cases, we provide imaging and consultation for the most severe cardiovascular cases including complex arrhythmias, congenital heart disease and heart transplant candidates.
Cardiovascular imaging is a group of mostly non-invasive procedures for evaluating heart structure and function. Utilizing the latest equipment ensures that we provide superior images with less radiation exposure for you. Our state-of-the-art equipment facilitates quicker and more effective image acquisition.
The imaging program at Loyola has a nationally and internationally recognized team that provides the following:
- Ankle/brachial index (ABI)
- Cardiac stress test
- CT scan (computed tomography)
- ECG or EKG (electrocardiogram)
- Echocardiography (2D and 3D)
- Fetal echocardiogram
- Holter monitor for event recording
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Nuclear cardiology
- Transesophageal echocardiography or TEE (2D and 3D)
- Vascular tests
Loyola is one of the few educational institutions in the country offering fellowships in cardiovascular imaging. All Loyola cardiovascular imaging specialists have advanced training in this field. Many of our physicians are involved in leading-edge research, such as the study of MRIs of patients with arrhythmias and heart failure. Several of our faculty serve on the boards of leading scientific journals.
What are the Risks of Cardiovascular Imaging?
The risks associated with cardiovascular imaging are low, but may include radiation exposure. Your Loyola doctor will discuss the risks and benefits of any cardiovascular imaging with you before testing is performed.