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  • Cardiovascular Imaging

  • Locations

  • 950 Warren Avenue, 2nd floor
    East Providence, RI 02914
    Tel: 401-606-1004
    Fax: 401-606-1166
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  • 1454 South County Trail,
    2nd Floor
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Tel: 401-606-1004
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  • 208 Collyer Street, Suite 100
    Providence, RI 02904
    Tel: 401-606-1004
    Fax: 401-606-1166

  • Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02903

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    The Miriam Hospital
    164 Summit Avenue
    Providence, RI 02906

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    Newport Hospital
    11 Friendship Street
    Newport, RI 02840

  • Nuclear Imaging Services

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    Read about the cardiac gamma camera.  

    Nuclear imaging is often used to diagnose coronary artery disease, which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Small, safe amounts of radioactive materials are used to enable pictures of the heart to be taken to diagnose heart-related diseases.

    Nuclear imaging tests evaluate how your heart functions during exercise. If you cannot exercise, we can perform the test using special drugs that simulate exercise. The tests help us determine your heart’s capacity, physical conditioning and if it is receiving enough blood under stress or rest conditions. Test results are reported within 24 hours and within a few hours for our emergency room patients.

    Our nuclear cameras dedicated to cardiac studies are equipped with the most sophisticated technology available, allowing us to confidently determine if a stress scan is normal, in many cases eliminating the need to return for a second test. Our nuclear medicine technologists and nurses have specialized cardiac training in noninvasive stress testing of the heart. The physicians who read the tests are national leaders in the field.