cardiovascular lab (CV Lab)

where imaging of your heart or blood supply is done to monitor your heart. It uses motion studies and sometimes placing devices within the heart or blood vessels for diagnosis and repair.

specialty area where procedures such as angiogram, cardioversion, and device implantation occurs.

computed tomography (CT scan)

a special x-ray test. It can give clear pictures of the inside of your body.

Imaging of body regions and parts in a variety of different planes using x-rays.

contrast medium

dye, x-ray dye

A type of fluid which is injected or swallowed during x-ray procedures to outline structures and/or function of a body organ or blood vessels. Note: Contrast media can also be used in MRI examinations, but consist of different chemistry than x-ray contrast media.