OUTPATIENT LABORATORY
ULTRASOUND AND PLAIN FILMS
  For Patients: Frequently Asked Questions
NUCLEAR MEDICINE
NERVE CONDUCTION TESTING
HOLTER MONITOR TESTING
MED HEALTH SERVICES


Pricing transparency gets cloudier as health care costs soar
 

Earlier this fall, Highmark Inc. paid Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute $581 for doing a nuclear stress test for a patient. The insurer compensated UPMC Monroeville $1,540 for the same procedure — a common measure of how well the heart is working — in another patient.

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Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute
200 James Place, 1st Floor
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412-372-2035 Fax: 412-229-1432
     
 

Ultrasound and Plain Films

 

Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute is among Pittsburgh's most advanced diagnostic facilities in ultrasound and echocardiography. We provide the medical community in the Tri-State area with a comprehensive ultrasound-testing menu that places physicians and patients needs at the core of our diagnostic imaging services. Providing state-of-the-art bedside imaging services in our office allows our physicians to spend more time diagnosing and treating patients - leading to more effective and efficient patient encounters. This ultimately enhances the quality of care in any medical office.

 

Pittsburgh Cardiovascular technicians are capable of performing the following ultrasound studies at the highest quality afforded by today's technology in the convenience of our outpatient facility:

  • Echocardiography
  • Carotid Duplex and Intracranial Evaluations
  • Non-invasive Vascular Arterial and Venous
  • Upper and Lower Extremities
  • Abdominal Aorta w/Doppler
  • Renal w/Doppler
  • Internal Organs - Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas
  • Spleen and Kidneys
  • Pelvic, Prostate, Thyroid, Penile and Testicular Ultrasound
  • Mobile X-Ray

 

Patients can expect technologists and radiologists who are among the best in their specialties. Each of Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute's ultrasound facilities are certified by the American College of Radiology, and all of our ultrasound technicians are certified by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.


Rapid turn-around time

Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute has built its reputation by providing the highest quality of care along with rapid turn around time for results. Our commitment to provide quality-imaging services to the medical community of this region is as strong today as it was when we first opened our doors more than twenty years ago.

 

As such, we emphasize a rapid turn-around time that has results back in our physician's office within 48 hours, and same-day callbacks for critical results.
 

Setting a new standard for patient comfort and flexibility

By employing the latest state-of-the-art technology, Pittsburgh Cardiovascular Institute is taking imaging to the patients, not making patients come to the imaging. Along these lines, we are committed to treating all patients with dignity and courtesy, while offering a more pleasant and private environment than the typical hospital setting in the convenience of our physicians' private offices. We pride ourselves on being able to schedule appointments in a timely fashion, particularly STAT exams.

 

Patients can expect friendly and professional staff, as well as technologists and radiologists who are among the best in their specialties. All of our doctors are Board-certified Radiologists and Cardiologists. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology.