Top imaging programs require state-of-the-art technology and expertise. This is why OHSU invests in the most advanced cardiac imaging equipment available, and our team of imaging scientists and specialists are considered among the best in the world. For appointments, call 503-494-1775.
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:
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For healthcare professionals
OHSU Knight Cardiovascular Institute partners with providers around the region to care for patients with heart and vascular conditions. We provide continuing education, clinical trials, and resources for the practitioners we work with.
- Refer your patient to OHSU.
- Call 503-494-4567 to seek provider-to-provider advice.
I have tried to lead a pretty healthy life, eating well and staying active, but when my brother recently needed a quintuple bypass at age 50 it rocked me a little.