Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Lab

Making an impact on your next clinical trial

The Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Laboratory (CIRCL) is an independent, non-profit, academic research core laboratory that specializes in quantitative and qualitative core laboratory analysis of cardiac and vascular imaging. CIRCL provides the highest level of imaging core lab services for every scale of cardiovascular clinical research trial; from small, pilot studies up to multi-year, multi-site, international clinical research studies.

CIRCL offers its expertise in quantitative and qualitative image analysis including: quantitative coronary angiography (QCA), carotid ultrasound analysis, flow-mediated dilation (FMD), intravascular ultrasound and coronary computed tomographic angiography.

Computed tomographic (CT) Core Lab services for structural heart disease are provided by the St. Paul’s Cardiac CT Core Lab (SPC) under the direction of Dr. Jonathon Leipsic and Dr. Philipp Blanke. SPC services include CT analysis for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR). Contact Dr. Leipsic ( and Dr. Blanke ( for information.

Introducing the CardioRisk Calculator ™

The CardioRisk Calculator ™ is being developed and updated at the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Core Lab to educate physicians on the most recent Canadian dyslipidemia guidelines, and implements guidelines for the diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia.

Download your free copy of CardioRisk Calculator ™

What is Life's Simple 7?

Life's Simple 7 is defined by the American Heart Association as the 7 risk factors that people can improve through lifestyle changes to help achieve ideal cardiovascular health.