The Center for Diagnostic Imaging at Montefiore Nyack Hospital is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality imaging services to our patients. The Center features:
- 100% board-certified physicians
- The latest imaging technology
- Convenient hours (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week)
- Same-day appointment availability
Cardiac computed tomography angiography (or CTA), is a noninvasive test that uses special X-rays to focus on the coronary arteries. It allows the physician to see if you have blockages in the heart arteries. As part of the test, you will be given an iodine-based contrast material (or dye) that will be injected into a vein in the arm to see the vessels in your heart. This test will reveal plaque buildup in your coronary arteries – both calcified “hard” plaque and “soft” plaque, which can be even more dangerous. Having blockage in the coronary artery is one of the main reasons for chest pain, and can lead to a heart attack.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the structures within and around the heart. Cardiac MRI is used to detect or monitor cardiac disease and to evaluate the heart's anatomy and function.
CT Coronary Artery Calcium Score is a noninvasive, quick way to assess the amount of plaque in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. Patients with a high score have a greater risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. A calcium score is marker a doctor uses to determine whether further investigations are needed.