Heart disease is our leading killer. Cardiac imaging and vascular imaging are critical in foreseeing an event before it happens. Our expert team supports one of the highest-volume centers in the country.
Cardiac imaging is a form of non-invasive diagnostic radiology that involves capturing and interpreting medical images to diagnose cardiac conditions. They are performed by fellowship-trained cardiac imagers with extensive expertise in advanced applications of cardiac CT, cardiac MRI and nuclear cardiology, including:
- CT (computed tomography)
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Nuclear cardiology
Digital imaging is used to diagnosis:
- Chest pain assessment
- Cardiac masses
- Pericardial disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Valvular disease
- Shunt assessment
Center of Excellence
Our Cardiac Imaging Center of Excellence has one of the highest cardiac CT caseloads in the country. Our team includes the co-inventor of the cardiac calcium score, two past-presidents of the Society of Cardiovascular CT and the imaging co-director of the American Heart Association annual conference.
Our multimodality program features high-level coronary CTA and cardiac MRI, assessment of congenital heart disease, nuclear cardiology and emergency department use of myocardial perfusion imaging, as well as close collaboration with our interventional cardiology colleagues at the Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute. Through non-invasive assessment of coronary disease, we can lower a patient’s length of stay and the need for catheterization, provide accurate prognostic information for chronic heart disease and take a multidisciplinary approach to heart disease.
Our group is also involved in several research studies on cardiac imaging and industry investigations. We are one of the few sites in the state to offer coronary CT angiography at an outpatient imaging center.