Office-based Imaging & Testing
Ambulatory Surgery Center
When you have concerns about your heart and cardiovascular health, the last thing you want is to coordinate testing at additional hospitals or facilities. That’s why we offer a wide array of testing and imaging at our convenient and comfortable offices throughout Southern Arizona.
We perform advanced cardiovascular diagnostic testing procedures to diagnose, treat and monitor cardiac and vascular diseases. We are equipped with the latest cardiac equipment to produce accurate diagnostic information for cardiovascular diseases.
These tests help you understand the complexity of your condition and allow our doctors to work together with you and your family to provide a plan of care that’s right for you.
In many cases, we can schedule an appointment for you same day, or next day for your visit.
Our testing includes:
- Carotid Ultrasound – to look for narrowing and blockages in the major arteries in the neck
- Venous Ultrasound – to look for narrowing and blockages in the veins of the arms and legs
- Arterial Ultrasound – to look for narrowing and blockages in the arteries of the arms and legs
- Abdominal Aortic Ultrasound – to look for narrowing, blockages, bulging or other deformities of the aorta artery that passes through the abdomen
- Laser Vein Ablation – to close off abnormal veins, such as varicose veins
- Renal Artery Ultrasound – to look for narrowing and blockages in the major arteries that supply blood to the kidneys
- Cardiac PET – the use of radioactive tracers to produce an image of your heart in order to diagnose coronary artery disease and to evaluate damage from a heart attack
- Myocardial Perfusion Imaging – also known as a nuclear stress test – uses a small amount of a radioactive tracer to evaluate the flow of blood to your heart muscle.
- Thallium Viability Studies – use a small amount of radioactive thallium to evaluate the viability of heart muscle. The radioisotope will accumulate evenly in normal heart muscle, but poorly or not at all in injured heart muscle.
- Wall Motion/Ejection Fraction Studies (MUGA) – uses a small amount of a radioactive tracer to evaluate the pumping function of the lower chambers of the heart, or ventricles
Cardiac Ultrasound Testing
- Cardiac Ultrasound (ECHO)-resting — checks how your heart’s chambers and valves are pumping blood through your heart while you are resting.
- Cardiac Ultrasound (ECHO)-stress — checks how your heart’s chambers and valves are pumping blood through your heart while walking on a treadmill at varying speeds and inclines.
- Advanced Lipid Testing – a blood test that may be recommended to help optimize your cholesterol treatment.
- Autonomic Function Testing — to see if a disease is affecting the autonomic nervous system, several tests are done to monitor blood pressure, blood flow, heart rate, skin temperature and sweating.