Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiovascular imaging uses radioactive substances to chart the flow of blood through the heart and blood vessels. Our team of highly qualified physicians, nurses, and support staff is trained in the latest technology and work towards identifying and diagnosing potential heart conditions. Dr. P. Phillips Hospital is equipped with the latest technology in diagnostic imaging, which includes:

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Angiography (Arteriography)
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Peripheral Vascular Testing
  • Echocardiography (ECHO)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Cardiac Catheterization

Cardiac catheterization is a non-surgical test in which a small catheter (or hollow tube) is guided through a vein or artery into the heart. This test shows many heart-related problems such as narrowing of the arteries, outside heart size, inside heart chamber size, pumping ability of the heart, ability of the valves to open and close, as well as measurement of the pressures within the heart.


Angiography (or arteriography) is an X-ray of the blood vessels or heart chambers used to detect narrowing or blockages. MRI technology can also be used to look at blood vessels and how they work in a test called magnetic resonance angiography (MRA).


Echocardiography is a non-invasive procedure, similar to ultrasound, that shows the valves and chambers of the heart and records how they are working.

Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) is an ultrasound that checks in and around your heart through a slim tube that is guided down your throat, or esophagus.

Consult your physician if you have questions about cardiovascular imaging or heart disease.

To schedule an appointment for any of these diagnostic procedures, please call 321.841.5724.