Cardiovascular Imaging Core

  • 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 2.
    Cardiac Imaging 3.
    Echocardiography 1.
    Echocardiography 2.
    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 1.
    Doppler & Tissue Imaging 2.
    Vascular Testing 1.
    Vascular Testing 2.
    Vascular Testing 3.
    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 1.
    Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 2.
    Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function.
    Brachial Artery Distensibility.
  • 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.
    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