The Division of Cardiovascular Imaging provides essential diagnostic imaging services to patients being evaluated and treated anywhere in The Ohio State University Wexner Medicial Center system, either on an out-patient or in-patient basis. These services are supervised by American Board of Radiology and modality-certified (e.g., CBCCT) cardiovascular imaging specialists working closely with other subspecialty radiologists, radiology technologists trained in the use of the state-of-the-art imaging equipment and multiple clinical services.
Some of the unique services offered by faculty members in the division include:
- CT Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring (CACS): For coronary artery disease risk stratification in asymptomatic patients
- Coronary CT Angiography (CCTA): For coronary artery atherosclerosis exclusion vs. detection/characterization in symptomatic patients
- CT Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI, aka TAVR) planning: For detailed planning of TAVI procedures for treatment of aortic valve stenosis
- CTA of Thoracic Aorta: For thoracic aortic disease assessment in patients with suspected or known abnormalities, such as aneurysm or dissection
- Cardiac MR (CMR): For anatomic and/or functional assessments of a wide range of acquired or congenital conditions affecting the heart, surrounding structures, of great arteries and veins
The division is comprised of radiologists who are experts in the field. CCTA interpretations are performed by radiologists with certified AHA/ACC Level 2 or 3 clinical competence, 24/7/365, with targeted one-hour turnaround time for reporting. The division is also involved in a variety of innovations including the use of artificial intelligence to assist in the efficient and accurate assessment of the coronary arteries as demonstrated onCCTA, as well as CMR Elastography for assessing tissue stiffness as an indicator of disease presence, or change, in the heart muscle or aortic wall.