Led by one of the world's preeminent clinical investigators in non-invasive cardiac imaging and the founding father of nuclear cardiology, Daniel S. Berman, MD, FACC, the sub-specialized nuclear cardiology physicians at the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center are in the forefront of the field. Nuclear cardiology uses non-invasive techniques to evaluate how well a heart is pumping, analyze the presence and severity of coronary plaque and fat, visualize the size and location of a heart attack, and measure myocardial blood flow. Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, nuclear cardiology is crucial to detecting the risk of coronary heart disease early, allowing early treatment to seek to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Our nuclear cardiology experts offer the full range of nuclear cardiac studies, including:
- Cardiac SPECT (Stress test, Myocardial Perfusion SPECT, Thallium Stress Test, Nuclear Stress Test, or Treadmill Test)
- Myocardial Perfusion PET Stress Test (Rubidium PET/CT)
- Myocardial Viability PET
- PET Cardiac
For more information or to schedule an exam, please call (310) 423-8000.
For an article about Dr. Berman, one of the fathers of nuclear cardiology, please click here.
A rubidium PET/CT.
The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake, and West Hollywood.