Heart Associates of Long Island: State of the Art Imaging Technology

At HALI, we use the latest technology to ensure accuracy, efficacy, safety, and to enhance the patient experience for you.

Electronic medical records (EMR): Your HALI physician can access these secure, Internet-based records from home or while on call. EMRs help provide a higher quality of care because all of the medical professionals treating you will have the same medical information about you at their fingertips.

Pacemaker check monitoring program: Our program enables you, as the patient, to send information about your device, wirelessly to your HALI physician.

ABI and CVI technology: At HALI, we use a non-invasive ankle-brachial index (ABI) screening test to diagnose peripheral artery disease (PAD) in your legs and noninvasive technology to diagnose Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

Echocardiogram machines: To ensure high quality imaging, we use a GE Vivid 7 machine, which is considered the gold standard of echocardiogram machines.

Nuclear cardiac cameras: We’ve invested in a Discovery NM 530c, which offers a revolutionary design using cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) solid-state detectors. We are the first in Suffolk County to adopt this new technology in nuclear cardiology. This ultrafast SPECT imaging offers increased patient comfort and safety. Our patients will benefit from stress testing that has a reduced radiation dose and a shorter scan time, compared to traditional nuclear cameras, while providing increased diagnostic accuracy.

Prone imaging: When your HALI cardiologist uses a nuclear camera to provide a diagnosis, your doctor may have you lie on your stomach instead of your back, so we can see different areas of your heart better. This method doesn’t expose you to further radiation, and it is incorporated into your standard nuclear test.