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How New Heart-Scanning Technology Could Save Your Life

Mike Fackelmann had no reason to think he had heart disease. Although his cholesterol was a touch on the high side, he had never experienced any chest pains and had just passed a stress test with flying colors. So last November, when a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital asked the then 49-year-old registered nurse to help demonstrate an experimental new cardiac scanner, neither the physician nor Fackelmann expected to see anything out of the ordinary. The idea was simply to slide Fackelmann through the machine and show what finely detailed images of the heart it could produce. Read more at://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1098960,00.html#ixzz2GIHwJWjC

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PET/CT Scan

Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology

Nuclear Medicine

Bone Scans, MUGA

HeartScreen

Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring. No referral required.

Ultrasound

Ultrasounds or Sonograms using high frequency sound waves.

Fluoroscopy

IVP, Barium Enema

X-Ray

Chest X-Ray - Dual Energy Subtraction

Mammography

Full-field digital acquisition

CT Scan

CT 64 slice, Automatic Radiation Dose Reduction

Bone Density

DEXA, Hip & Femur BMD. Referrals may be required by some insurances.

MRI

High Field – Short Bore Magnets, Breast MRI with CAD, Cardiac MRI