Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core (CIRC)


Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core (CIRC) provides non-invasive cardiovascular imaging support for investigators involved in clinical research involving infants, children and adolescents. The CIRC has dedicated space, equipment and experienced staff to provide high quality cardiovascular imaging services as well as post-processing of previously acquired images using specialized software. These services include performance of a routine complete or limited congenital or non-congenital two-dimensional echocardiography, color and spectral Doppler imaging; advanced echocardiographic imaging including three-dimensional echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging, strain and strain rate imaging; stress echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. CIRC has also launched a program for assessment of vascular health in pediatric patients that includes non-invasive assessment of endothelial function using brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, measurement of arterial stiffness using applanation tonometry and assessment of structural arterial changes using carotid imaging.

We commit to working with each investigator to provide a research plan that best fits your research goals in an effort to increase your scientific productivity.


Citing the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core

All abstracts, publications, grant proposals, and other related documents made possible through the use of this core must cite “Emory+Children’s Pediatric Research Center Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core” in the acknowledgements section of the manuscript.


Key Contacts

  • Ritu Sachdeva, MD

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  • Heather Friedman, MPH

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  • Nicole Allen

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