Advanced imaging is one of WVU Medicine’s outstanding strengths. Heart and Vascular Imaging Services (HVIS), formerly known as the Cardiovascular Interventional Services (CVIS), is located on the third floor of the southeast tower at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital. It is directly across from echo/vascular, stress testing, and nuclear cardiology. The newly-renovated space houses transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) prep, procedure, and recovery rooms, and additional echo and vascular ultrasound rooms.
In addition, our team works closely with the Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI), a 12,000-square-foot research and clinical imaging facility. Our specialists have access to the latest technology, including 3-Tesla MRI — twice as powerful as regular MRI — positron emission tomography (PET) and others.
WVU Medicine also has a 64-Slice CT scanner that provides a real-time ultrasound 3-D image of the patient’s heart. Using this cutting-edge tool, the healthcare team can diagnose congenital heart disease, valvular disease, pericardial disease, cardiomyopathy, and other cardiovascular disorders.
Diagnostic procedures performed at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute include:
- 64-Slice CT scan
- Abdominal aorta ultrasound
- Arrhythmia mapping
- Cardiac MRI
- Carotid ultrasound
- Computerized Tomography (CT) scan
- CT angiography
- D SPECT
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electrophysiological studies (EPS)
- Event monitors
- Holter monitoring
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
- Non-invasive flow studies
- Radioisotope examinations of the heart
- Signal-averaging EGG
- Stress testing
- Tilt table
- Trans-esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
- Vascular ultrasound
- Learn more about the PET-CT Center.
WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital