Technology & Expertise

We use industry-leading software solutions to accomplish multi-modality image review and advanced quantitative analysis for clinical trials. These validated software packages are vendor independent, DICOM compliant, and, when integrated into our HIPAA- and 21 CFR Part 11-compliant data management system, create a seamless system for image management, analysis, and reporting.

We provide independent image analysis for an array of cardiovascular imaging modalities. Because our physicians practice within a high-volume clinical environment and are active investigators in a wide array of clinical trials and research studies, they are experienced in the analysis of both novel and standard-of-care imaging modalities. Our physicians have expertise in the following imaging modalities:

Echocardiography

  • Systolic/Diastolic myocardial function myocardial function
  • Valvular function (stenosis/regurgitation)
  • Chamber characteristics (hypertrophy/enlargement)
  • Extracardiac abnormalities (pericardial/aortic)

Vascular Ultrasound

  • Atherosclerotic burden
  • Vessel dimensions and/or stenosis
  • Stent and graft patency
  • Carotid Intima Thickness (IMT)

Invasive Angiography

  • Minimum lumen diameter
  • Reference vessel diameter
  • Percent diameter stenosis
  • Stenosis length
  • Pressure gradient across stenosis

Cardiac Computed Tomography

  • Cardiac anatomy and function
  • Aortic and peripheral visualization
  • Coronary atherosclerotic burden (calcified/non-calcified plaque)

Magnetic Resonance Angiography

  • Arterial stenosis
  • Venous diseases
  • Assessment of novel contrast agents
  • Assessment of atheroma volume and atheroma characteristics

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Ventricular mass, volume, and function
  • Myocardial viability and scar imaging
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging
  • Quantification of valvular regurgitation

Nuclear Imaging

  • Regional myocardial perfusion (ischemia/infarct)
  • Systolic myocardial function (ejection fraction)
  • Myocardial viability

Transcranial Doppler

  • Flow analysis for carotid intervention
  • Confirmation of patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure
  • Quantitative analysis of emboli during cardiovascular procedures

Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Adequacy of stent strut apposition
  • Edge dissection
  • Stent endothelization versus restenosis
  • Plaque fibrous capsule thickness

Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)

  • Atherosclerosis location, severity, and composition
  • Degree and location of neointima hyperplasia
  • Arterial remodeling
  • Stent deployment/apposition

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