• Services

    The Cardiovascular Imaging Core Research Laboratory is able to arm investigators with an array of imaging and measurement tools.

    Our cardiac tools include:

    2-D, M-mode and color flow Doppler echocardiography
    Tissue velocity imaging, strain rate analysis
    Stress echo
    Wall stress analysis
    Micro-ultrasonography and Doppler echocardiography for small animals

    Our vascular services include:

    Vascular Imaging

    • Carotid Intima Media Thickness & Carotid Stiffness
    • Brachial Arterial Reactivity or Flow Mediated Dilatation

    Vascular Non-Imaging

    Arterial stiffness Measures

    • Augmentation index
    • Brachial artery distensibility
    • Carotid stiffness
    • Pulse wave velocity & Pulse wave analysis

    Endothelial function

    • Laser flow Doppler
    • Reactive hyperemia index
    • Venous plethysmography

    We also offer additional services for investigators. The lab offers a vascular workshop, “Vascular Structure and Function Assessment.”  We also present a yearly seminar that provides educational resources in state-of-the-art cardiac procedures, technique and science. Also, our state-of-the-art, comprehensive offline measuring software databases can manage your data design, and our business department serves as a resource for grant and industry funded projects.

  • Cardiac Imaging 1.
    Cardiac Imaging 1.

    The CICRL has provided cardiac support for NIH and industry funded research investigating cardiac function and structure in Pediatrics and Adults.

    Cardiac Imaging 2.
    Cardiac Imaging 2.

    Cardiac imaging is conducted by 2 full time Registered Cardiac Sonographers performing 2D, Doppler, and Tissue Doppler imaging for diastolic function.  The CICRL has provided cardiac support for NIH and industry funded research investigating cardiac function and structure in Pediatrics and Adults.

    Cardiac Imaging 3.
    Cardiac Imaging 3.

    Cardiac imaging is conducted by 2 full time Registered Cardiac Sonographers performing 2D, Doppler, and Tissue Doppler imaging for diastolic function.  The CICRL has provided cardiac support for NIH and industry funded research investigating cardiac function and structure in Pediatrics and Adults.

    Echocardiography 1.
    Echocardiography 1.

    Echocardiography-for Cardiac Structure & Function.

    Echocardiography 2.
    Echocardiography 2.

    Echocardiography-for Cardiac Structure & Function.

    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 1.
    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 1.

    Doppler & Tissue Imaging for Diastolic Function

    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 2.
    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 2.

    Doppler & Tissue Imaging for Diastolic Function

    Vascular Testing 1.
    Vascular Testing 1.

    Vascular Imaging; Carotid Intima Media Thickness

    Vascular Testing 2.
    Vascular Testing 2.

    Carotid Intima Media Thickness: Carotid Bifurcation Optimal Angle of Interrogation (OAI)

    Vascular Testing 3.
    Vascular Testing 3.

    Vascular Testing- Right Brachial Artery Immediate Post Deflation Reactive Hyperemia

    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 1.
    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 1.

    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness - Longitudinal view of the carotid artery

    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 2.
    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 2.

    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness - IMT measurement

    Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function.
    Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function.

    Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function- Ultrasound measures diameter change after brachial artery occlusion

    Brachial Artery Distensibility.
    Brachial Artery Distensibility.

    Brachial Artery Distensibility- Pulsemetric derives brachial artery distensibility using pulse dynamic analysis of arterial pressure signals obtained from a standard cuff sphygmomanometer.  Oscillometric BPs also provided.

  • Equipment

    We offer investigators state-of-the-art imaging equipment, which enhances both the quality of research and the time efficiency of projects. Our ultrasound systems offer 2D imaging, PW/CW Doppler, M-mode, Color Flow, Harmonic Imaging, and Tissue Doppler.

    The Cardiovascular Imaging Core equipment includes:

    • 1 Philips IE33
    • 1 Philips IU22 that includes phased array cardiac, linear vascular, and a curved linear abdominal vascular probe.
    • 2 General Electric Vivid 7 ultrasound machines with phased array cardiac and linear vascular probes. The machines offer the following features:
    • 1 GE Vivid i ultrasound machine with phased array cardiac / linear vascular probes
    • Non-imaging vascular equipment includes:
        • 2 DynaPulse (brachial artery distensibility)
        • 2 EndoPat (reactive hyperemic index)
        • 1 Hokanson (venous plethysmography)
        • 1 Perimed (laser flow Doppler)
        • 3 SphygmoCor (augmentation index and pulse wave velocity)

  • Cardiovascular Imaging Core services.
  • Contact Us

    To learn more about how the Cardiovascular Imaging Core can enhance your research, contact:

    For Cardiac/Animal Services:

    Vicky Moore, RDCS / FASE
    Senior Research Sonographer
    Phone: 513-636-7489
    Email: vicky.moore@cchmc.org

    For Vascular Services:

    Connie McCoy, RVT
    Senior Research Vascular Sonographer
    Phone: 513-636-1001
    Email: connie.mccoy@cchmc.org