Myocardial Perfusion Scan (MIBI)

A Myocardial Perfusion scan, also known as MIBI, MPS or Thallium scan, evaluates coronary artery disease by assessing the blood flow to the heart muscle both at rest and at stress. The scan involves the use of an injected radioisotope and a dedicated SPECT/CT camera. After the radioisotope has been intravenously injected, the camera is […]

Chest X-ray

A Chest X-ray is a test that produces black and white images of your body parts, including: Heart Lungs Blood vessels Spine and chest bones Air and fluid in or around your lungs A Chest X-ray can identify the cause of symptoms like: Shortness of breath Ongoing cough Chest pain Chest injury A Chest X-ray […]

Stress Electrocardiogram (Stress ECG)

An exercise stress test shows how well your heart handles exercise. This can take various forms including stress ECG and stress echocardiograms.   Your doctor may recommend a stress test to: Identify the cause of chest pain – as well as shortness of breath, dizziness and light-headedness Diagnose possible coronary artery disease – if you’re showing signs and […]

Transoesophageal Echo (TOE)

If a transthoracic echocardiogram doesn’t produce definitive images, your doctor may recommend a transesophageal echocardiogram (commonly called a TOE). In this procedure, the doctor guides a much smaller transducer down your throat through a thin, flexible tube in your mouth. They will numb your throat and use anesthetic sedation for the procedure. This tube is guided […]

Stress Echocardiography

A stress echocardiography, also called an echocardiography stress test or stress echo, is a procedure that determines how well your heart and blood vessels are working. During a stress echocardiography, you’ll exercise on a treadmill while your doctor monitors your blood pressure and heart rhythm. When your heart rate reaches peak levels, your doctor will […]


Echocardiography is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is an echocardiogram. This test allows your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functioning. The images can help them assess: heart function fluid in the sac around the heart problems with the aorta, which […]

CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA)

CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA) is the X-ray imaging of blood vessels using contrast agents injected into the bloodstream. CTCA uses computed tomography (CT) scanning to take pictures or images (angiograms) of the coronary arteries of the beating heart. These arteries supply blood to the heart muscle, and disease of these vessels (atherosclerosis) is responsible for […]