Get to know your heart with a heart scan

Heart doctors at Ascension Seton hospitals in Central Texas deliver heart screenings and cardiac imaging to diagnose and treat heart conditions.

Cardiac imaging in Central Texas

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Your heart is an important part of your overall health. Keeping your heart healthy may start with a heart scan or other type of cardiac imaging. At Ascension Seton, our heart specialists provide you with personalized care. From preventive heart and stroke screenings to diagnostic imaging of your heart, arteries, and circulatory system, our imaging centers offer high-quality testing.

Heart-healthy CT scans

A heart scan is $75 and takes less than 30 minutes. This screening helps detect calcium buildup in your coronary arteries. Too much calcium-containing plaque can restrict blood flow. After your screening, talk with your primary care doctor about your results and changes you can make to improve your heart health.

If you are an adult with high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, use tobacco or have a family history of heart disease, your doctor may recommend getting a CT scan of your heart. Men age 40 and over and women age 45 and over can self-refer for a Heart Healthy CT scan. Adults younger than the required age need a doctor’s referral.

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Advanced imaging for your heart

Cardiac imaging teams at Ascension Seton meet the highest standards in radiological testing. We offer many types of cardiac imaging, including:

  • Cardiac MRI – the most advanced imaging technology for diagnosing heart disease.
  • Chest X-ray – used to diagnose chest trauma and heart-lung disease.
  • CT angiography – used in combination with the HeartFlow® test to diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions.
  • Echocardiography – also known as an echo test, uses ultrasound to show heart function.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) – records how your heart’s electrical system is working and creates a digital record, so your doctor can quickly assess your heart during routine checkups and emergency care.
  • Exercise stress test – records your heart’s activity while you walk on a treadmill.
  • Event monitor – a small recording device that records your heart activity, and is used as part of our cardiovascular telehealth monitoring services.
  • HeartFlow® cardiac imaging – creates a 3D image of the heart and arteries to detect blood flow blockages.
  • Holter – a recording device that records the electrical activity of your heart for 24 hours.
  • Myocardial perfusion test – also known as a nuclear stress test, helps your doctor see how your heart muscle works at rest compared to when it’s working during exercise.
  • Nuclear cardiology imaging – creates 3D images of your heart structure to evaluate heart failure and other heart conditions.
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) – uses an ultrasound probe placed in your esophagus to create images of your heart.
  • Tilt table testing – evaluates your blood pressure and heart rate while mimicking the conditions of a fainting episode.

Before scheduling your imaging test, you need a referral from your primary care doctor or cardiologist.


HeartFlow® helps diagnose coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries that supply blood to your heart. When this condition is not treated, it can lead to heart failure and heart attack. 3D HeartFlow® imaging technology is used to diagnose CAD. Ascension Seton is the first health system in Central Texas to implement the 3D HeartFlow®.

Diagnostic imaging for vascular conditions

Interventional vascular specialists at Ascension Seton deliver imaging tests to help diagnose and treat heart and vascular conditions. These can affect the peripheral arteries in your legs, carotid artery to your brain, your renal artery and other lower extremity veins. Interventional vascular specialists may provide vein care solutions to help improve circulation and reduce pain, swelling and manage restless leg syndrome.

Cardiac imaging locations

Northern Locations:

Ascension Seton Williamson
201 Seton Parkway
Round Rock, TX 78665
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Free surface parking available.

Ascension Seton Highland Lakes
3201 S. Water St
Burnet, TX 78611
For scheduling at this location, please call 512-715-3090.
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Free surface parking available.

Central Locations:

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
1201 West 38th Street
Austin, TX 78705
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Parking garage available.

Dell Seton Medical Center
at The University of Texas
1500 Red River
Austin, Texas
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Parking garage available

Ascension Seton Northwest
11113 Research Boulevard
Austin, TX 78759
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Free surface parking available.

Southern Locations:

Ascension Seton Edgar B. Davis
130 Hays Street
Luling, TX 78648
For scheduling at this location, please call 512-324-1199.
Free surface parking available.

Ascension Seton Southwest
7900 FM-1826
Austin, TX 78737
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Free surface parking available.

Ascension Seton Hays
6001 Kyle Parkway
Kyle, TX 78640
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Free surface parking available.