Physicians who subspecialize in cardiac imaging help diagnose and treat heart issues. These radiologists mainly use computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce special views of the heart. At Radiology & Imaging, our cardiac imaging subspecialists can superimpose views of the heart from two separate and different types of studies. This leads to more precise information and more accurate diagnoses.
Cardiac Imaging Services
Working Together With Other Physicians
Our cardiac imaging subspecialists work closely with other physicians and with the patient. We strive to make communication clear and complete among the patient, the patient’s personal physician and every other physician who may be involved with the patient. Cardiac imaging radiologists frequently work with other physicians including:
- Cardiac surgeons
Common Health Issues and Body Systems
Heart disease is the leading killer in the US. Using imaging to prevent, diagnose and treat heart disease is a leading priority. Many patients who use this subspecialty have unexplained chest pain or chest pain when exercising (angina). Cardiac imaging also helps determine damage from a myocardial infarction or heart attack. And over time, a series of cardiac images can help track the results of treatment or the progression of disease.
Collaborating With the Patient and Referring Physician
The cardiac imaging radiologist’s role varies. It depends on the health issue, the referring physician and the patient. At Radiology & Imaging, we prefer to have our radiologists as actively involved as possible in diagnosing and considering treatment options. Our cardiac imaging radiologists have extensive training and experience in reading images of the heart and surrounding areas. That high degree of expertise enables them to see and properly identify characteristics in the images that better equip the referring physician to diagnose the condition, treat it and give the patient the best opportunity for better long-term health.