Minimally-invasive Imaging requires inserting catheters into the blood vessels of the heart in order to accurately assess the arteries and the heart’s electrical system.
Computed Tomography Angiography
Computed Tomography, or CT Scan Angiography, is an imaging test using a CT scan combined with X-ray images, merged for a complex view via computer. This is done with intravenous contrast dye to give diagnostic images of the heart, arteries and veins.
Computed Tomography Guided Lung Biopsy
A Computed Tomography Guided Lung Biopsy combines the special X-ray capabilities of a CT scan guiding a radiologist to insert a needle to take a small lung tissue sample that is later examined in the lab.
Computed Tomography Studies
Computed Tomography (CT) Studies use a narrow beam of X-rays and high-powered computers to generate cardiac diagnostic images.
A Transesophageal Echo uses ultrasound to make detailed pictures of the heart and arteries by inserting a thin tube through the mouth into the esophagus, while under sedation. Its close proximity to the heart provides very clear images.