John Mahmarian MD, medical director of nuclear cardiology at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, stated: "Today's technology allows us to offer our expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating heart disease in ways that have never been possible in generations past. This relationship puts all the right pieces in place so that at the click of a button, we can see and diagnose patients across the city or across the globe."
Casner continued: "We welcome The Methodist Hospital as a partner in assisting local-area physicians with meeting the needs of their patients. Methodist is one of the top hospitals in the nation and has a staff of physicians who are highly regarded in their respective specialties, including cardiology. This relationship promises to generate substantial benefits for patients, including the clearest and most accurate images available, readings by highly skilled specialists, and the comfort of knowing that their own doctors will remain closely involved in their care.
"With this service, physicians can be more effective at meeting patient scheduling needs while maintaining the primary patient relationship," Casner added. "They will also be able to offer their patients Methodist's well-established experience and specialized expertise to provide needed diagnostic services."
Digirad Corporation provides diagnostic medical imaging systems and
services to physicians' offices, hospitals and imaging centers for cardiac,
vascular, and general imaging applications. Digirad's Cardius XPO line of
nuclear imaging cameras use patented solid-state technology and unique
multi (single, dual, triple) head design for superior performance and
advanced features for sharper digital images, faster processing, compact
size, lighter weight for portability, ability to handle patients up to 500
pounds, and improved patient comfort compared to standard nuclear cameras
|SOURCE Digirad Corporation|
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