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

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.

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