Physicians at Chesapeake General Hospital treating patients with heart and vascular diseases have access to the most advanced imaging equipment in Hampton Roads.
The hospital's cardiac catheterization lab is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with Philips’ digital flat-plane cardiac–vascular X-ray system. The sophisticated system provides a distortion free, high-resolution, 3-Dl image of the heart’s coronary arteries, a key advance over the grainy images currently available in most hospitals’ technology.
“It’s like looking right into the heart,” said Sherwood Moore, the lab’s manager. “With this new equipment, we’re on the pioneering edge of invasive cardiac imaging and hemodynamics.”
In addition to the Philips cardiac–vascular X-ray system, the cardiac cath lab has a state-of-the-art archival system that is not available at any other healthcare facility locally. With it, cardiologists will be able to compare such images as angiograms and echocardiograms side-by-side.
The lab offers expanded services to cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons and significantly increases the number of patients cared for at the lab.