Now Open: Cardiac PET Suite

Capital Cardiology Associates adds Cardiac PET Exam services to Corporate Woods location

Capital Cardiology Associates continues investment in patient health

Capital Cardiology Associates unveiled the latest cardiac resource this week with the opening of the Cardiac PET Suite in our Corporate Woods location. “This test scan uses the lowest radiation of any cardiac technology that is used to evaluate patients for significant coronary disease,” Capital Cardiology Associates board-certified cardiac physician, Dr. Lance E. Sullenberger stated. “What makes this opening unique is that there was no machine like this between New York City and Syracuse until today.”

The Capital Cardiology Associates Cardiac PET Suite team preps the exam room on opening day.

This test scan uses the lowest radiation of any cardiac technology that is used to evaluate patients for significant coronary disease

-Dr. Lance E. Sullenberger

During the one-hour procedure you’ll lie on a flat table that’s connected to the PET scanner and a computer. The table will slide into the scanner.

The Capital Cardiology Associates Cardiac PET Suite team receiving detailed training instructions.

The Capital Cardiology Associates Cardiac PET installation.

What is a PET Exam?

Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) exams help to evaluate heart health by measuring the blood flow brought by the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. This scan lets doctors see inside your body. A PET scan is different from an MRI or a CT scan, because it shows how your organs and systems are working. For decades, doctors have used cardiac PET scans to safely and accurately identify the presence or absence of coronary artery disease in people who have had symptoms and/or risk factors. Exam results can also indicate if any follow-up treatment is needed. Read more about the procedure, here.

Same day service

PET exams take less than one hour with CCA’s cardiac board-certified medical personnel. “The procedure allows our doctors to review high-quality images of your heart without the need for invasive procedures or higher radiation doses used in other tests,” stated Sullenberger. The PET Suite has been under construction for the past month with staff receiving detailed training for the past few weeks. The suite tested our first patient at 3pm on it’s opening day.

Capital Cardiology Associates Cardiac PET Suite is located on the 1st floor of our Corporate Woods, Albany location. Talk with your doctor to schedule an appointment or receive a referral for treatment.

Written by: Michael Arce, Social Media Specialist, Capital Cardiology Associates. Photo credits: Michael Arce, CCA, 2017.