Cardiovascular Imaging

Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute’s imaging team can pinpoint existing abnormalities in your heart and discover important information that could help prevent future heart attacks. We can detect all forms of cardiovascular disease.

Through Saint Luke's cardiovascular imaging services, patients benefit from:

  • Comprehensive imaging options—ranging from ultrasound techniques, cardio scan, echocardiography, CT imaging, and MR imaging to such nuclear imaging as low-dose SPECT testing and cardiac PET testing
  • Cutting-edge imaging equipment that produces higher-quality images while minimizing radiation exposure

Lower radiation exposure for safer stress tests

Saint Luke’s has cut radiation exposure by 60 to 75 percent in its SPECT imaging, which is used to show how well blood is flowing in the heart. Upgraded cameras and new protocols for testing mean increased patient safety. And the majority of our patients receive radiation dosages that are one-third of what is recommended by the International Council for Nuclear Cardiology. When you choose Saint Luke’s for your next stress test, you’re getting the highest-quality care with the safest and most up-to-date practices in the region.

We offer the optimal stress test for each individual, including:

  • CardioScan—helps to identify plaque buildup and helps you prevent heart disease
  • Cardiac CT—a painless test that takes detailed X-ray pictures of the heart
  • Cardiac MRI—a noninvasive way of evaluating the heart’s structure and function
  • Echocardiography—also known as a cardiovascular ultrasound, this widely performed test assesses heart structure and function
  • Stress echocardiography—a modified standard exercise treadmill test used to diagnose coronary artery disease 
  • Nuclear Cardiac Stress Test—a noninvasive test that assesses blood-flow patterns to the heart and checks for coronary artery disease
  • PET scan—positron emission tomography uses higher energy isotopes to achieve a better image of the heart than the standard nuclear camera

Contact us

For more information, call 816-931-1883. To schedule an appointment, call 816-932-4600.

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