Ultrasound imaging, also called ultrasound scanning or sonography, involves exposing part of the body to high-frequency sound waves to produce pictures of the inside of the body. Ultrasound exams do not use ionizing radiation (as used in x-rays).
Cardiac catheterization, also known as a coronary angiogram, is an invasive diagnostic procedure that assesses the heart's arteries, valves, and contractility (squeezing strength of the heart muscle) as well as the pressures generated within the heart and lungs.
P.E.T. (Positron Emission Tomography) is one of the newest, most advanced methods for physicians to study the heart. Cardiology Physicians is the first in this region to offer this state-of-the-art technology.