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Core Laboratories

The Montreal Heart Institute’s Core Laboratories are internationally recognized in image acquisition, central readings and data analysis. The MHI Core Laboratories acts as a central resource for technique development, standardization and dissemination (training regarding specific techniques), quality assurance for image acquisition, as well as handling and central analysis of imaging data collected in all imaging sites of our worldwide network.

The MHI Core Laboratories use cutting edge imaging solutions and have dedicated staff bringing years of experience in the interpretation of medical images. The MHI Core Laboratories work under good clinical practices and have extensive written and validated standard operating procedures (including independent image assessments) ensuring consistency and reproducibility of measurements, and compliance to protocols and regulations.

The MHI Core laboratories, each under the direction of an experienced physician, radiologist or cardiologist, include:

• Electrocardiography (ECG) + Holter
• Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS)
• Quantitative Coronary Angiography (QCA)
• Coronary computed tomography angiogram (Coronary CTA)
• Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (cIMT)
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Optical Coherence Tomograpy (OCT)
• Brachial Ultrasounds
• Cardiovascular Biomarkers
• Pharmacogenomics