Typically, noninvasive methods of care involve procedures or tools that do not break the skin or physically enter the body. Physicians have long used many basic external methods for assessing how the body functions, including touch and observation. Advances in technology continue to extend the range of noninvasive resources that contribute to effective heart care.
Noninvasive Heart Care at StoneSprings Hospital Center
Noninvasive heart care offered at StoneSprings Hospital includes:
- CT (computed tomography) scanning – Uses X-ray technology to take multiple, detailed, cross-section views inside the body
- MRI (magnetic resonance image) scanning – Uses magnetic waves to make detailed two- and three-dimensional images inside the body
- Echocardiography – Uses ultrasound imaging to detect weaknesses in the heart’s rhythm and function
- Electrocardiography (EKG) – Measures electrical activity of the heart
- Cardioversion – Delivery of an electric shock under sedation to correct a dangerous heart rhythm