Imaging pioneers: better heart attack detection
Dr. Sanjiv Kaul, co-director of the OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute, made history by developing a better way to detect heart attacks through Myocardial Contrast Echocardiography (MCE). In MCE, doctors inject tiny bubbles the size of red blood cells into your veins that travel to your heart. The bubbles follow the movements of your heart and give doctors an accurate view of your heart's blood flow, finding heart attacks that other methods miss. OHSU is one of only a few hospitals in the country to offer MCE.
Cutting Edge Facilities
OHSU is the first hospital in the region to offer a 256-slice CT scan, which provides the most detailed and accurate image of the heart, arteries and vessels for detection of heart damage or disease. Our imaging technology includes: