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.

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
  • 1 Philips CX50 (portable)
  • 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)

 

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 1.
Vascular Testing 3.
Vascular Testing- Right Brachial Artery Immediate Post Deflation Reactive Hyperemia
Vascular Testing 3.
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 1.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 2.
Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness - IMT measurement
Carotid Artery Ultrasound for Intima-Media Thickness 2.
Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function.
Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function- Ultrasound measures diameter change after brachial artery occlusion
Brachial Flow Mediated Dilation for Endothelial Function.
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.
Brachial Artery Distensibility.
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 2.
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.
Cardiac Imaging 3.
Echocardiography 1.
Echocardiography-for Cardiac Structure & Function.
Echocardiography 1.
Echocardiography 2.
Echocardiography-for Cardiac Structure & Function.
Echocardiography 2.
Doppler & Tissue Imaging 1.
Doppler & Tissue Imaging for Diastolic Function
Doppler & Tissue Imaging 1.
Doppler & Tissue Imaging 2.
Doppler & Tissue Imaging for Diastolic Function
Doppler & Tissue Imaging 2.
Vascular Testing 1.
Vascular Imaging; Carotid Intima Media Thickness
Vascular Testing 1.
Vascular Testing 2.
Carotid Intima Media Thickness: Carotid Bifurcation Optimal Angle of Interrogation (OAI)
Vascular Testing 2.

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

Cardiovascular Imaging Core services.