Clinical Description

Cardiothoracic Imaging at OHSU offers basic to advanced imaging care. We use standard radiographs and computed tomography (CT) on a daily basis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is occasionally used for more advanced problem solving and mediastinal diseases or in younger patients with radiation exposure issues.
The chest radiograph remains the mainstay of our diagnostic imaging division, sufficient to evaluate most thoracic problems. Our CT scans are used to assess for the more persistent or serious problems that are not adequately evaluated on the standard radiographs. We also commonly use thin section scanning for fine detailed examination of the lungs and pulmonary vessels.

The Cardiac Imaging Section of Diagnostic Radiology is a multidisciplinary team of Radiologists and Cardiologists. We perform detailed anatomic, functional, and physiologic imaging of the coronary arteries, myocardium, cardiac chambers, valves, aorta, pulmonary arteries, and pericardium using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) in adults and pediatric patients suffering from a broad range of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases.


All radiologists are certified by the American Board of Radiology; in addition, they have completed subspecialty training in the area of both thoracic and cardiac imaging. Cardiothoracic Imaging works closely with many clinical departments, such as the Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Pulmonary Medicine and the Knight Lung Cancer team. We participate in multiple daily & weekly multidisciplinary conferences and rounds with these clinical colleagues, offering a unique approach to patient care. Faculty presents at numerous local, state and national conferences as well as invited national and international lectures. Our division works closely with the OHSU School of Medicine in regards to teaching and research.



Outpatient imaging for acute or chronic diseases
Diffuse lung diseases
Airway diseases: Bronchiectasis and Small airway problems
Pulmonary vascular diseases: Acute and Chronic
Pleural diseases
Lung malignancies
Lung Cancer Screening
Pulmonary infections
Mediastinal diseases
Aortic diseases


Lung biopsies for cancer or infection
Pleural effusion sampling
Multidisciplinary evaluation of lung cancer
Lung and Bone marrow transplant evaluation
Unusual/Rare thoracic diseases
Diaphragmatic diseases
Pulmonary Hypertension evaluation


Adult congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease
Coronary artery anomalies
Cardiac tumors
Acute and chronic myocardial infarction
Cardiac tumors
Coronary artery calcium scoring
Coronary artery disease
Coronary artery bypass graft patency
Heart failure
Myocardial disease; infiltrative diseases, iron imaging
Myocardial viability
Myocardial perfusion
Adenosine stress myocardial perfusion
Pericardial disease
Pulmonary vein imaging
Valve disease