Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Nuclear Imaging/Positron Emission Tomography is Designed to:

  • Assess myocardial viability in patients being considered for revascularization (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty - PTCA or coronary artery bypass surgery - CABG) 
  • Assess ventricular function
  • Diagnose coronary artery disease

Echocardiography Laboratory

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) seal

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. Our Echocardiography Lab has been accredited by the IAC since 2000, demonstrating our compliance of the published standards of practice and a commitment to providing qualty patient care.

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

These specialists provide chest imaging services, plus CT and MR cardiovascular imaging, for patients in all University of Iowa Hospitals & 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.

Care Team