One of the largest and most experienced cardiothoracic programs in the nation
The cardiothoracic imaging section performs a variety of imaging tests for conditions affecting the heart and lungs. Our group interprets chest X-rays and performs special radiology procedures of the thorax, which is part of the body between the neck and abdomen. More than 125,000 images are read by our chest radiology specialists each year. All are obtained digitally, which allows for better images and greater detail. We read chest X-rays from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University. High volume means greater expertise and accurate image interpretations.
We specialize in cardiac computed tomography angiography or CCTA. We use a CT scanner to produce high-resolution 3D anatomical images of the coronary arteries and heart, and a MRI (magnetic resonance image) scanner to assess cardiac function. This allows our radiology experts to examine the beating heart noninvasively and provide referring physicians with the information they need to treat their patients. In 2014, we began providing interpretations for a new lung screening program for cancer.