For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

Imaging Services

Cardiac Catheterization

Diagnostic cardiac catheterization, or coronary angiography, is performed in a cardiac cath lab to evaluate the number and severity of blockages in arteries that supply blood to the heart in cases of unstable angina, atypical chest pain, aortic stenosis or unexplained heart failure. The results of the tests are used to determine whether intervention or surgery is indicated.

Magnetic Resonance Angiogram

For adult and pediatric patients with congenital heart disease, non-invasive magnetic resonance angiogram testing allows physicians to evaluate the heart and peripheral vascular system for conditions such as myocardial infarction, vascular occlusion and calcified atherosclerotic plaques. The procedure provides high quality cross-sectional images of body organs and structures without x-rays or radiation.

CT Angiogram

The most common angiogram examines arteries of the heart and is obtained during a heart catheterization. Our physicians also have a sophisticated new option — the 64-slice LightSpeed VCT scanner records detailed images of the heart and blood vessels to diagnose heart disease.

Echocardiography

Echocardiography is a diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound to create images of the heart. During an echocardiogram, a small device, or transducer, is placed on the chest. The transducer sends ultrasound waves that echo off the heart. These waves are converted into moving images that are displayed on a screen and can help doctors see abnormalities in the function of the heart.

  • 3-D Echocardiography - This state-of-the-art three-dimensional echocardiography technology allows physicians to evaluate the heart to identify defects without the need for exploratory surgery.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) - This test records the heart's images from inside the esophagus. The images help doctors identify and treat problems such as infection, disease or defects in the heart's walls or valves. TEE may produce clearer pictures of the heart's movement than standard echocardiography taken from outside the chest.
  • Exercise Stress Testing - An exercise echocardiogram (also known as a stress echocardiogram) combines an ultrasound study with an exercise test and allows doctors to study how the heart functions when it works harder. During this test, an electrocardiogram records the heart's electrical activity as the patient exercises on a treadmill or stationery bike. An exercise echocardiogram can diagnose blockages in the coronary arteries.
     

Pharmacologic Imaging

This procedure is used to perform non-invasive assessments of cardiovascular function in patients who are unable to tolerate the traditional treadmill stress test.

Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Recording

This test, also called Holter monitoring, uses a portable ECG device to record the patient's heart rhythm over a 24-hour period, during which the patient records symptoms and activities in a diary.