At Piedmont Internal Medicine, we know that giving our patients access to lower-cost testing is an essential component of healthcare compliance. Our clinic is excited to provide in-office Nuclear Stress Testing, Echocardiograms, and Ultrasounds through our partnership with Digirad Corporation.
Nuclear Stress Tests
Nuclear Stress Testing is used to assess coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD is the narrowing of arteries to the heart by the build-up of fatty materials. CAD may prevent the heart muscle from receiving adequate blood supply during stress or periods of exercise. Images are taken of your heart while at rest and after exercising or under stress. This information allows your physician to determine the most appropriate treatment for you.
Diagnostic ultrasound is an imaging procedure that utilizes high-frequency sound waves to generate images of the various systems and organs within your body. We offer such testing as Abdominal Ultrasound, Echocardiograms, Thyroid Ultrasound, and Ultrasound of the Liver. The type of ultrasound required will be based on the symptoms and conditions being presented in office, such as abdominal pain or an abnormal EKG. The images captured will provide invaluable information that will be used by your physician as a tool for diagnosing and treating various illnesses and conditions.