Non-invasive testing refers to a combination of approaches to obtain views of the heart and lungs, structure and function, without the use of catheters or invasive techniques. These tests are easier and safer, offering a wide range of diagnostic tools in evaluating heart and lung disease.
This is an ultrasound exam of the arteries in the arms or legs that can help evaluate whether there are blockages caused by plaque in the arteries.
Computed tomography (CT) is an imaging procedure utilizing special x-ray technology to create detailed pictures of the heart.
Diagnostic ultrasound (sonography) is an imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images which offer valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions. Deborah performs cardiac, abdominal, and carotid ultrasounds.
Diagnostic X-Rays use ionizing radiation to produce an image on x-ray film, offering images of the abdomen, chest, extremities, head, pelvis and spine.
An echocardiogram (or echo) is a test of the heart using ultrasound waves and is used for diagnosing disease of the heart or its valves.
An electrocardiogram, or EKG or ECG, is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, by tracing its wave activity on paper.
An event monitor (either a loop memory monitor or a symptom event monitor) is a battery-powered portable cardiac recorder that records the heart’s electrical activity when a patient has symptoms. Depending on the device, the device will auto-trigger if it detects an abnormal rhythm and send the activation to the monitoring site for analysis. The patient can also activate it when a symptom is felt.
Exercise Arterial Doppler
Similar to an Arterial Doppler, this test is an ultrasound exam of the arteries in your arms and legs. This test, however, is done while exercising on a treadmill.
Fluoroscopy is a continuous X-ray beam transmitted to a TV monitor to study the heart in motion.
A Holter Monitor is a portable device with electrodes attached to your chest, which continuously records the heart rhythms for 24-48 hours.
Exercise Stress Test
An Exercise Stress Test, also called a stress Test or Treadmill Test, is an exercise electrocardiogram that shows how the heart responds during exercise.
Head Upright Tilt Test
A Head Upright Tilt Test is used in determining a possible cardiac-related cause for fainting. While lying quietly on a table, the patient is slowly tilted at different angles (30 to 60 degrees) while blood pressure, electrical rhythms of the heart, and oxygen levels are monitored.
Low-Dose CT Scan for Lung Cancer
A Low-Dose CT Scan for lung cancer uses Computed Tomography (CT) to offer a low dose of X-rays, useful in the early detection of lung cancer.
Mobile Telemetry Device
A Mobile Telemetry Device is a small portable monitor that automatically sends data to the Center when a cardiac anomaly is detected.
Pulse Volume Recordings – definitely peripheral vascular test
Pulse Volume Recordings, or PVR, is a vascular test in which blood pressure cuffs and a hand-held ultrasound device measure arterial blood flow in the arms and legs.
Upper Gastrointestinal Series
An Upper Gastrointestinal Series, or UGI, is an X-ray exam of the gastrointestinal tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine. A small amount of liquid – either barium or a water-soluble contrast – is imbibed, which will make your anatomy visible on an X-ray.
A vascular ultrasound is used to study the circulation in the blood vessels of the body. This can be used to look at veins and arteries in the neck, abdomen, arms and legs.