Cardiothoracic Imaging

MIR has one of the largest thoracic imaging and cardiac radiology services in the country, interpreting about 120,000 chest radiographs, 12,000 chest CTs, 20,000 total CTs (including abdomen and pelvis), 350 cardiac MRs, and 300 cardiac CTs, and performing 250 lung biopsies every year. Fellows attend “boot camp” lectures/workshops and a cardiothoracic imaging conference series, where cardiology faculty, pulmonologists, cardiologists and pulmonary pathologists provide lectures. In addition, our relationship with St. Louis Children’s Hospital means fellows gain a thorough understanding of the manifestations of cardiopulmonary disease from infancy to old age.

Throughout the year, fellows are responsible for presenting in the following conferences under faculty supervision: thoracic oncology, adult congenital heart disease, pediatric congenital heart disease and aortic surgery. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to attend the interstitial lung disease and Stuart S. Sagel thoracic imaging case conferences. MIR’s chest teaching file has more than 5,000 proven cases.

Omar B. McCarty, MD
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow
Caroline L. Robb, MD
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow
  • Up to three fellows are accepted into the program per academic year
  • Research projects are optional
  • Post-training is about 50% private practice, 50% academic

Home call two weeks near the end of training.

MIR offers a wide range of helpful resources and competitive benefits for trainees.

Program Director

Cylen Javidan, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology

Cardiothoracic Imaging

MIR’s globally-recognized cardiothoracic imaging section performs a range of exams and interprets images for conditions affecting the heart and lungs.