The UCSF cardiac and pulmonary imaging subspecialty in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging emphasizes a comprehensive evaluation of both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems using advanced imaging modalities, such as detailed CTA testing. In the areas of pulmonary and cardiac imaging, UCSF is one of the most active centers in the world for:
- CT angiography (CTA) of the pulmonary arteries and aorta
- High resolution CT of the lung
- Imaging of Lung Cancer including a screening program
- New technologies Cardiac Imaging MRI and Coronary CT
How well do CT scanners see into the heart?
UCSF physicians in the cardiac and pulmonary imaging section, who include internationally recognized experts, are dedicated to safely performing the most current clinical imaging exams (including CTA, CT and others) and interpreting studies with a subspecialty level of experience and knowledge. Currently, they are working on additional evidence-based applications for coronary CTA and cardiac MRI in clinical settings.
Chief Dr. Brett Elicker discussing a chest CT with
a technologist supervisor, Jessica Pfannenstiel.