University of Wisconsin–Madison

Patient Services

Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging studies we perform include:

 

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Imaging

  • ischemic heart disease
    • viability assessment
    • stress testing
  • evaluating cardiac function and determining causes of heart failure
  • assessing congenital heart disease
  • characterizing cardiac tumors
  • confirming causes of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
    • dilated cardiomyopathy
    • hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    • arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia
    • cardiac amyloidosis
    • cardiac sarcoidosis
    • left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy
    • iron-overload cardiomyopathy
    • myocarditis
  • endomyocarial fibrosis
  • evaluating pericardial diseases including constrictive pericarditis
  • assessing the pulmonary veins prior to pulmonary vein isolation in patients with atrial fibrillation

Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis

  • pulmonary embolus
  • aortic aneurysms
  • dissections, intramural hematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers
  • vasculitis
  • renal artery stenosis, including fibromuscular dysplasia
  • mesenteric ischemia
  • pelvic congestion syndrome

 

Extremities

  • acute and chronic peripheral vascular disease
  • vascular malformations
  • popliteal entrapment syndrome
  • thoracic outlet syndrome
  • deep venous thrombosis, including May-Thurner syndrome and Paget-Schroetter Syndrome

Coronary and Cardiac Computed Tomography Angiography (CCTA)

  • coronary artery disease
  • anomalous coronary arteries
  • congenital heart disease
  • evaluation of patients prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

Chest, Abdomen and Pelvis

  • pulmonary embolus
  • aortic aneurysms, prior to and following open or endovascular repair
  • dissections, intramural hematoma, and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers
  • vasculitis
  • renal artery stenosis, including fibromuscular dysplasia
  • mesenteric ischemia
Extremities
  • acute and chronic peripheral vascular disease
  • vascular malformations
  • thoracic outlet syndrome

3-D lab

The CT and MRI 3D labs provide advanced 3D visualization and post-processing for optimal visualization of anatomy, pathology and surgical planning. This includes visualization and quantification of four-dimensional (4D) flow MRI and generating patient-specific 3D printed models to assist with complex surgery.