Ischemic Heart Disease

Coronary Heart Disease is the single largest killer of American men and women. Coronary Heart Disease occurs when the arteries of the heart are blocked. Every 30 seconds, an American suffers a heart attack because of such a blockage, and 40 percent die within a year. More than 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with the disease and many more, an estimated 25% of the middle-aged population, are unaware of their illness until they succumb to an attack. In the U.S., coronary heart disease accounts for one-third of all deaths each year. Therefore, early detection and diagnosis is required with the best test available.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) diagnoses heart disease non-invasively with 96-98% accuracy in patients. We have specialized software for measuring quantitative coronary blood flow and can interpret those measures to each specific patient’s clinical situation. The Cardiac PET Perfusion study is the newest version of “routine” cardiac stress test. The “PET STRESS TEST” is considered the best available non-invasive test to diagnose coronary artery disease.
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Microvascular Disease

Coronary microvascular disease (MVD) is heart disease that affects the walls and inner lining of tiny coronary artery blood vessels that branch off from the larger coronary arteries. Diagnosing coronary MVD has been a challenge for doctors. Standard tests used to diagnose coronary heart disease are not designed to detect coronary MVD. PET imaging with […]
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Cardiac Viability

Most patient with heart failure or previous of heart attacks have a “weak heart.” With a viability study we will be able to inform you and your doctor if your heart muscle is still “alive” and if your heart can potentially get stronger with opening previously closed vessels. We are able to identify which hearts […]
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Cardiac sarcoidosis is a rare disease in which clusters of white blood cells, called granulomas, form in the tissue of the heart. Any part of the heart can be affected, though these cell clusters most often form in the heart muscle where they can interfere with the heart’s electrical system (conduction defects) and cause irregular […]
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Myocarditis is simply inflammation of the heart muscle. Patient’s may have a number of symptoms which never get diagnosed. Sublinical disease may simply leade to fatigue, chest pain, heart failure, or arrhythmias. Previously diagnosed by invasive heart biopsy or long cumbersome heart MRIs, we are able to use our technology to diagnose this prevalent condition, […]
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Active infection of the native heart, prosthetic valves, or Intracardiac Prosthetic Material have been difficult to diagnose with traditional methods of blood cultures and echocardiogram. This novel method has been shown to greatly assist in management of presumed endocarditis in individuals.

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If you are experiencing memory loss, and/or have a family history of Alzheimer’s disease, the FDG Brain PET Scan could help you diagnose Alzheimer’s. Early detection and treatment can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Until this scan was available, the only definitive way of knowing if a person had Alzheimer’s disease was by an autopsy. Many doctors have been treating patients with medications used to treat Alzheimer’s, without the benefit of knowing definitively if that patient really has Alzheimer’s. Using these medications may not be beneficial to patients, and, in some cases, could be detrimental to their health. This scan will give the information needed for doctors to make appropriate treatment decisions.

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