Cardiac nuclear imaging/positron emission tomography is designed to diagnose coronary artery disease, assess myocardial viability in patients being considered for revascularization (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty - PTCA or coronary artery bypass surgery - CABG) and to assess ventricular function.
The cardiologists and sonographers from this laboratory specialize in heart ultrasound, using state-of-the-art equipment to provide a full range of echocardiography services for inpatients and outpatients.
These specialists provide chest imaging services, plus CT and MR cardiovascular imaging, for patients in all UI Hospitals and Clinics surgical, cardiac and medical intensive care units. Our facilities include three state-of-the-art spiral CT scanners with CT fluoroscopy, plus an electron beam CT scanner and three MRI scanners. We perform all thoracic interventional procedures, including biopsies and drainages.