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Saint Joseph-Berea Diagnostic Testing

Fast Access to Reliable Diagnostic Imaging

The right diagnosis is the key to prevention and management of heart and vascular disease. Saint Joseph Berea conducts a wide array of innovative diagnostic tests that get to the heart of the matter. Accurate results are the guide that helps referring physicians and cardiologists select a course of treatment that fits every patient. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic facility is a healing environment that promotes care and comfort for every patient.

Our cardiologist manages a variety of heart and vascular conditions at Saint Joseph Berea. If we diagnose a condition that requires further intervention or surgical repair, we will provide you with a referral to one of our facilities in Lexington. After your procedure, we can take care of all your follow-up care in Berea.

Noninvasive heart and vascular tests performed at Saint Joseph Berea include:

  • Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) - This screening is painless and quick. It is used to identify peripheral vascular disease.
  • Carotid Duplex - An ultrasound test that measures blood flow in the carotid (neck) arteries.
  • Echocardiogram (echo) - This test uses sound waves to produce a study of the motion of the heart's valves and chambers. The echo sound waves create an image on a monitor as an ultrasound transducer is passed over the heart.
  • Stress Test - Electrical activity of the heart is measured through electrodes that you wear while exercising. This tests measures how well the heart performs during exercise.
  • Nuclear Stress Test - Similar to a traditional stress test, a nuclear stress test makes use of a radioactive dye that shows how well the blood flows into the heart muscle at rest and shortly after exercise.
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) - A type of echocardiogram test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures of the heart.
  • Ultrasound - The test uses high frequency sound waves to create a picture of body structures on a computer.


Schedule an Appointment

A physician referral is required for all appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call 859.986.3151.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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