Advanced Cardiac Imaging
Diagnostic tools to diagnose and monitor your heart conditionOur patients have access to the most sophisticated noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostic tools available to detect and manage heart disease and other cardiac conditions. Board-certified cardiologists work with board-certified radiologists to provide the most accurate and timely diagnosis using the most advanced imaging technologies available.
Noninvasive diagnostic techniques provide our cardiovascular experts with excellent views of the cardiovascular system prior to performing a complex cardiac surgery, which allows our experts to identify the best treatment option for you.
Expert Pediatric Cardiac Imaging
We specialize in advanced, comprehensive imaging for infants and children. Our pediatric cardiologists and pediatric radiologists combine their expertise in complex imaging technology and complex cardiac anatomy to perform highly specialized diagnostic studies for the smallest and youngest premature infants to older children and adolescents.
Advanced Cardiac Imaging Options Close To Home
The innovative tools and advanced imaging technologies we use to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease enable us to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease at earlier stages. These advanced imaging technologies include:
Cardiac Calcium Scoring: This Computed Tomography scan helps detect calcium-containing plaque in your arteries, which can cause a heart attack.
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): This specialized MRI produces detailed images of the beating heart and vascular system.
Cardiac Stress Test: This exercise helps determine whether the heart muscle is getting enough blood and oxygen during physical activity.
Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CCT): This painless diagnostic method uses dye to capture images of the heart that help your cardiologist and radiologist identify coronary artery disease or other abnormalities of the heart and vascular system.
Echocardiogram (ECG): This test uses sound waves to produce images of your heart.
Electrocardiogram (EKG): This noninvasive test records the electrical activity of the heart.
Fusion Imaging: This technology allows two imaging methods, such as echocardiography and fluoroscopy, to produce a more accurate representation of the heart and valves.
HeartFlowⓇ analysis: This test uses CT images to detect problems with blood flow.
Holter Monitoring: This portable electrocardiogram ECG records your heart’s electrical activity over 24 hours or longer while you are away from the doctor's office.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET): Radioactive materials create advanced imaging capabilities that can identify changes in the heart’s function.
Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT): One of the most advanced nuclear medicine imaging technologies available, this special camera combines images from two different types of scans to provide extraordinary accuracy about how different parts of the body are working.
Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TEE): This diagnostic test uses ultrasound technology to reveal the walls, chambers, valves and blood flow within your heart. (Both 2D and 3D imaging)
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health for Your Care
Our Echocardiology Laboratory and Nuclear Medicine Department are accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee of Echocardiology, an honor granted only to facilities that meet or exceed the highest standards of patient care.
The Heart and Vascular Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center is named one of the 50 Best Cardiology and Heart Surgery Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals also demonstrate a record of excellence in care for several high performing cardiac procedures and conditions.
Our interdisciplinary team of heart specialists has created a powerful program for identifying, treating and managing heart and vascular conditions for patients of all ages.
Our cardiologists and radiologists are equipped with sophisticated, noninvasive and minimally invasive diagnostic tools used to detect and manage heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions.