If you have venous insufficiency or symptoms of cardiovascular disease, the team at Cardiac Center of Texas in McKinney, Texas, offers diagnostic imaging to help determine the cause of your issues. Board-certified physicians Muhammad Khan, MD, and Ambreen Ashfaque, MD, provide these screenings to evaluate faulty veins and heart function. They can then recommend appropriate treatment to heal dysfunctional veins and prevent cardiovascular complications. Call the North Texas practice today for a free consultation if you have varicose veins or are at risk of heart disease. Alternatively, use the online tool to schedule.

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What is diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging uses machines and techniques to create a view of the activities and organs within your body.

Diagnostic imaging refers to methods such as X-rays, MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound. An electrocardiogram, or EKG, for the heart isn’t technically an imaging test, but can be grouped into these diagnostic tools that evaluate your heart and vein health.

Why would I need diagnostic imaging?

The doctors at Cardiac Center of Texas may recommend diagnostic imaging if you have:

  • Symptoms or are at risk of heart disease
  • Varicose veins and spider veins
  • Signs of irregular heart activity

Your expert providers use diagnostic imaging to assess your heart and vein health and inform a treatment plan.

What are the types of diagnostic imaging used?

Diagnostic imaging includes a wide variety of procedures. You may undergo:

Venous insufficiency ultrasound

This non-invasive imaging procedure uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of your veins in the legs. The doctors can determine the severity of any venous disease and recommend treatments such as compression therapy and radiofrequency Venefit™.


A venogram uses X-ray technology to evaluate the condition of your veins. The technician injects a contrast material into a vein to show how blood flows through.


During an EKG, or electrocardiogram, you have up to 12 sensors attached to your chest area to measure your heart’s electrical activity. These electrodes record the signals that make your heartbeat onto a computer and display them as waves onto a monitor. An EKG may be performed while you are at rest or as part of a stress test, during which you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle to evaluate how your heart responds while under physical stimulation.

What are the benefits of diagnostic imaging?

Diagnostic imaging is a non-invasive way to evaluate troublesome symptoms, such as:

  • Leg heaviness
  • Varicose veins or spider veins
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heartbeat

Diagnostic imaging may also be valuable if you have risk factors for heart disease or venous insufficiency, such as obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, or family history of disease.

For expert diagnostic imaging of your heart and veins, make an appointment at Cardiac Center of Texas. Call for an appointment or schedule online.