Cardiovascular Imaging

The Wake Forest Heart & Vascular Center is a nationally recognized leader for cardiovascular imaging. Imaging tests use specialized technology to capture images of your heart and vascular system. We use these images to evaluate how your heart and blood vessels are functioning and identify problems. 

Cardiovascular Imaging at Wake Forest Heart & Vascular Center  

Because we specialize in cardiovascular imaging, our doctors have expert knowledge of heart and vascular diseases and the best techniques to use for the most accurate diagnosis possible. We offer 24-hour access to advanced imaging technologies, including real-time 3-D transesophageal echocardiography. This powerful diagnostic tool allows doctors to see detailed images of your heart and arteries. 

We are a high-volume cardiac imaging center. With this level of activity comes the expertise to perform tests quickly and accurately with a superior degree of clarity and precision. Every year, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center performs: 

  • 1,100 cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests  
  • 17,000 echocardiograms 
  • 200 cardiac computed tomography (CT) scans  

Advanced Heart Imaging at Wake Forest  

As an academic medical center, our specialists participate in research on new technologies and applications to expand the field of cardiovascular imaging. This research includes: 

  • Understanding mechanisms of heart failure and pulmonary edema (the accumulation of fluid in the lungs) 
  • Early identification of patients suitable for cardiovascular procedures such as stenting, bypass grafting and heart transplant 
  • Early identification of patients at risk for future cardiovascular events such as heart attack, heart failure and stroke 
  • Early detection of patients at risk for cardiovascular injury after treatment of cancer 
  • Use of new echochardiographic technology (real-time 3-D) to guide heart valve surgery and nonsurgical treatment of heart valve disease 

Imaging Services at Wake Heart & Vascular Center 

We provide a full range of diagnostic imaging services, including: 

  • 3-D echocardiography 
  • Cardiac MRI 
  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy 
  • Cardiac ultrasound 
  • Computed tomography (CT) 
  • Contrast echocardiography 
  • CT angiography 
  • Echocardiography 
  • Exercise stress echocardiography 
  • Metabolic bike testing 
  • MRI exercise testing 
  • Myocardial strain imaging 
  • Non-imaging procedures 
  • Nuclear exercise and persantine myoview stress testing 
  • Pediatric and routine treadmill testing 
  • Pharmacologic stress echocardiography 
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) 
  • T-wave alternans testing 
  • Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) 

Contact Us 

Request an appointment online. Or, for more information, please call: 

  • 336-716-WAKE or 
  • 888-716-WAKE (toll-free)

 

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Last Updated: 05-27-2014
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