SILICON VALLEY MEDICAL IMAGING
Silicon Valley Medical Imaging is a leading provider of high quality diagnostic services to the Bay Area community. We specialize in cancer, heart, and brain imaging using PET-CT, MRI, CT, Ultrasound, Doppler, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Medicine procedures.
We are staffed with Board Certified, Subspeciality-trained physicians -each an expert in his/her own field. For patient convenience, we remain open Saturdays and evenings, and offer a contemporary, comfortable and ambient environment. We have an excellent report turnaround time, and offer the best equipment possible. Our physicians call-in reports to the referring doctors when needed, and we have the capability of providing scan images securely over the Web to the referring physicians. They can also be provided to you on a disc if needed.
We would love to meet your Radiology imaging needs. Ask your doctor, or call us for your next appointment. A friendly and knowledgeable professional will be there to help you through the process.
WHAT'S NEW AT SVMI
Rubidium Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
SVMI is the first Medical Imaging Center in Northern California to offer Rubidium Perfusion PET Scans.
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Rubidium PET acquires images by detecting the radioactive tracer rubidium. The CT part of the combined PET CT imaging system measures blood flow to the heart and yields images of coronary arteries quite comparable to those seen in an invasive technique called cardiac catheterization.
Rubidium PET/CT produces a clear picture of perfused areas of heart muscle, and is very sensitive in picking up heart disease.
Individuals who are studied are either normal, or have an abnormal test. The ones with abnormal tests are either offered behavior modification advice (change of eating habits, increasing exercise, or reducing stress), and to take medications to reduce their risk for coronary artery disease; or an intervention can be done to treat invasively or by surgery. They can then be scanned at a later time to see what benefit occured.