Compared with modern alternatives like cardiac CT, today’s widespread method of evaluating chest pain by stress testing is less accurate, takes longer, more expensive, and can not be done 24/7. Instead of stress testing with imprecise ultrasound or radioactive markers, which often lead to repeated testing, a qualified cardiologist or radiologist can immediately and accurately analyze the heart and lungs with cardiac CT 24/7.
Several studies published in respected medical journals like the New England Journal of Medicine confirm that diagnostic accuracy and long-term patient survival rates are at least 40% better with cardiac CT than older methods.
2021 AHA/ACC/ASE/CHEST/SAEM/SCCT/SCMR chest pain guidelines support cardiac CT as a first line testing strategy for evaluation of intermediate/high risk patients presenting with acute and stable chest pain.
If, like most institutions, you already have local access to CT scanners for other medical uses, let IHS’s Board-certified cardiologists and radiologists help advance the most up to date techniques for your ED and elective cardiac patients.
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Are you interested in joining a team of innovative physician imagers forming a national network of highly trained, highly collegial cardiologists and radiologists who own and manage our medical practice. We can help you enhance your mastery of advanced cardiac imaging.
IHS can help your hospital system plan, implement, and deliver cardiac CT and cardiac MRI programs of any scope, volume, and complexity. We can help you develop chest pain pathways, structural heart and EP programs, and we can help bring cardiac MRI technology to your cardiovascular service.