Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting
    A nonsurgical procedure that is used to "open up" or dilate an obstructed artery that leads to the heart.

  • Balloon Valvuloplasty
    Our interventional cardiologists have specialized expertise in using the minimally invasive balloon valvuloplasty procedure to open a narrowed valve by inserting a balloon via a catheter.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Cardiac Catheterization
    Our interventional cardiologists have pioneered some of the most advanced interventional alternatives to surgery for the treatment of coronary artery disease.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
    Our surgeons perform carotid endarterectomy to open blockages and remove plaque from the carotid arteries to treat and prevent stroke.

  • Cerebral Arteriogram
    A cerebral arteriogram, also called an angiogram, is a diagnostic study that uses X-ray and dye to visualize the blood vessels in the neck and brain.

  • Chest Xray
    A chest X-ray may be one of the first procedures your physician will perform to arrive at a diagnosis of a wide variety of conditions.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
    Coronary artery bypass grafting may be safer and shorten recovery time for patients with significant heart failure and poor heart function, as compared to traditional surgery.

  • Echocardiogram
    Our radiologists and cardiologists use the latest ultrasound technology while performing an echocardiogram to assess your heart's ability to pump, as well as identify abnormalities with your heart muscle and valves.

  • Electrocardiogram
    An electrocardiogram is performed to assess the electrical activity of the heart to detect arrhythmias, coronary artery disease and heart muscle damage.

  • Electrophysiological Studies
    Electrophysiological (EP) studies assess the electrical activity of the heart and pinpoint the location and severity of a possible arrhythmia.

  • Fluoroscopy
    Fluoroscopy is an imaging technique that uses X-rays to obtain real-time moving images that is especially useful for guiding a variety of diagnostic and interventional procedures.

  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement & Removal
    If you or someone you care for has a history of or is at risk of developing blood clots in their legs and blood thinning medications have not been successful, your physician may recommend an inferior vena cava filter placement procedure.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    A nuclear medicine scan is a test that produces pictures of organs and areas of the body that cannot be seen well with standard X-rays.

  • Ultrasound
    An ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to look at organs and structures inside the body, including the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and liver.

  • Vein Closure Surgery
    For painful and unattractive varicose veins, Jefferson vascular surgeons perform the Closure® procedure, a minimally invasive treatment.

  • Venogram
    This procedure uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to visualize the veins in the legs to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.