Advanced Imaging Center Services

Cardiology Services


Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE)

Transthoracic echocardiograms are performed daily at UConn Health in Farmington. Mobile echo studies are also performed in multiple sites including Canton, Simsbury, East Hartford, Bristol, Avon, Plainville and Bloomfield.


Transesophogeal Echocardiography (TEE)

The Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center at UConn Health has an active TEE program with inpatient and outpatient studies performed daily.


Exercise Stress Echocardiography

Exercise stress echocardiography is performed daily at UConn Health for evaluation of coronary artery disease, as well as valvular disorders and pulmonary hypertension.


3D Echocardiography

The UConn Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Center uses cutting-edge echocardiography technology to perform 3D echocardiograms. This novel modality has proven accuracy for assessment of mitral valve disorders, atrial spetal defects, and determination of left ventricular volumes.

  • To schedule a 3D echocardiograph, download and complete the form below, then fax to 860-679-4256.
  • 3D Echocardiogram Form


Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE)

The UConn Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Center has an active program in Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE) for the evaluation of cardiac viability, low gradient aortic stenosis, and other pathology.


Mobile Echo and Vascular Services

Transthoracic echocardiography studies and vascular studies (carotids and abdominal aortas) are performed at multiple satellite sites in Connecticut including Canton, Simsbury, East Hartford, Bristol, Avon, Plainville and Bloomfield.

  • If you are interested in becoming a UConn mobile echocardiography site, please email Dr. Agnes Kim at akim@uchc.edu.

Radiology Services


Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear stress testing is performed daily at the UConn Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Center using a variety of protocols for diagnosis and evaluation of coronary artery disease.

  • To schedule a nuclear stress test, download and complete the form below, then fax to 860-679-4256.
  • Nuclear Stress Test Form


Cardiac MRI

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an advanced technique for visualization of the heart. At the UConn Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Center, cardiac MRIs are performed for diagnosis and evaluation of a wide range of disorders including valvular disease, cardiomyopathies, arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sarcoidosis, amyloidosis, pulmonary veins disorders and many others. Studies are performed weekly at UConn Health in Farmington, and interpreted by members of the cardiology and radiology divisions working as a team.

  • To order a cardiac MRI, please download, print, and complete the form below, then fax to 860-679-4256.
  • MRI Request Form


Cardiac CT

Cardiac computed tomography (CT) scanning is a non-invasive method for imaging of the heart and coronary arteries. Recently, the UConn Cardiovascular Advanced Imaging Center acquired a Siemens Dual-Source 64-slice CT scanner. With this technology, detailed images of the myocardium and coronary arteries can be obtained over a wide range of heart rates without need for beta blocker pre-treatment. We also can use “step and shoot” protocols to minimize radiation exposure to the patient. This represents a dramatic technological improvement over older-generation scanners. Studies are performed daily in the Pat and Jim Calhoun Cardiology Center for coronary calcium scoring and coronary angiography. The images are interpreted by members of the cardiology and radiology divisions working as a team. We employ a wide range of protocols, including the “triple rule-out” for the simultaneous evaluation of the proximal aorta, pulmonary arteries and coronary vascular bed.

  • To order a cardiac CT, please download, print, and complete the form below, then fax to 860-679-4256.
  • CT Request Form

Research


Mitral Valve Prolapse Project

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) affects 5 to 10% of the general population, and it is the most common cause of isolated severe mitral regurgitation. Our Division of Cardiology, in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard University School of Medicine, is recruiting patients for a clinical study to define the genes responsible for this condition, while using state-of-the-art 3D technology to improve the diagnosis.

  • If you are interested in participating in this study, see our clinical trials page for more information.

Our Physicians

Electra V. Kaloudis, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Thoracic Imaging

Joyce Meng, M.D.

Jason W. Ryan, M.D., M.P.H.

Clifford Yang, M.D.
Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutics

Kai Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Agnes S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging and Echocardiography Lab
Director, Cardio-Oncology Program