Facilities and Resources
The laboratory includes two dedicated D-SPECT systems (Spectrum Dynamics), one SPECT/CT system (VERITON-CT, Spectrum Dynamics) and two digital PET/CT 64 systems (GE DRX/VCT). The laboratory is fully integrated within the Nuclear Medicine division and has access to additional imaging systems in the main hospital building including 4 dual-head SPECT systems (Siemens e-CAM), and a SPECT/CT system (Siemens Symbia T6). The nuclear cardiology laboratory has a dedicated hot lab for handling radiopharmaceutical doses in the Cardiovascular Center, and a cGMP central radiopharmacy for
the preparation of SPECT and PET radiopharmaceuticals.
The cardiac CT program has two dedicated CT scanners: a 3rd generation dual source CT system (Siemens FORCE) and a state-of-the-art 320-Aquillon One system (Toshiba). The laboratory has advanced expertise in all aspects of cardiac CT, including coronary CT angiography, coronary plaque quantification, use of coronary CTA for pre-procedural planning, FFRct, myocardial perfusion, use of CT pre and post structural heart disease interventions, and use of CT to evaluate valvular heart disease. In conjunction with the cardiac CT core lab, the CT program uses numerous methods for plaque analysis and 3D visualization.
Exercise Testing Laboratory
Cardiac Imaging Core Laboratory (CICL)
Nuclear Cardiology Core Laboratory
Cyclotron and Radiochemistry
Annual CV Imaging Research Day