Tests & Screenings

Identifying the source of your urological condition is one of the first steps in proper treatment. At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, we offer a wide range of tests and screenings. 

Electroenphalogram

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see how your heart is beating and pumping blood.

Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test in which electrodes on the chest are used to monitor and record the electrical activity of the heart.

Echocardiagrams

An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. This commonly used test allows your doctor to see how your heart is beating and pumping blood.

Thallium and dubatrex

Thallium and dobutamine are two medications that are used to facilitate cardiac testing. Thallium is a radioactive substance that travels through the vessels and helps make the path the blood has traveled visible while dobutamine chemically increases the heart rate for those who are unable to walk on a treadmill.

24-hour holter monitors

24-hour Holter monitors are battery-operated ECG devices, which monitor and record the heart's electrical activity for 24 hours.

Arterial Vascular Study Lower Extremity

An arterial vascular study of the lower extremity typically involves inflating blood pressure cuffs on the legs while recording the pulse sounds through a Doppler transducer. Dobutamine stress testing with echocardiography imaging or nuclear imaging Dobutamine is a medication used to facilitate cardiac testing by chemically increasing the heart rate for those who are unable to walk on a treadmill. Nuclear imaging uses a radioactive substance that travels through the vessels to highlight areas of decreased or normal blood flow.

Exercise Stress Test

An exercise stress test, sometimes called a treadmill test, helps your doctor find out how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart.

30 Day Event Recorders

Cardiac event monitors are small portable devices worn by a patient during normal activity for up to 30 days. The device has a recording system capable of storing several minutes of your electrocardiogram (EKG) record. Cardiac event monitors have primarily been used to diagnose and evaluate cardiac arrhythmias.

Dobutamine Stress Test with Echocardiography Imaging or Nuclear Imaging

Dobutamine is a medication used to facilitate cardiac testing by chemically increasing the heart rate for those who are unable to walk on a treadmill. Nuclear imaging uses a radioactive substance that travels through the vessels to highlight areas of decreased or normal blood flow.

Lexiscan Stress Test

Lexiscan is a prescription medication used in a cardiac nuclear stress test. It works by increasing blood flow in the coronary arteries. Lexiscan is given by IV in preparation for a myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) test. This uses a special camera to take pictures of your heart, giving your doctor detailed information about blood flow into your heart.

Trans- Esophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it. Unlike a standard echocardiogram, the echo transducer that produces the sound waves for TEE is attached to a thin tube that passes through your mouth and into your esophagus.

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