Cardiac Cath Lab
Supporting the Cardiac Continuum
A Service Overview
St. Mary's Cardiac Cath Lab utilizes the latest state-of-the-art equipment in providing patient cardiac services. It is located on the second floor of the hospital.
Our medical team of doctors, nurses and technicians is highly trained and uses their collective experience to take full advantage of the Innova 2000's many benefits.
When your heart is at risk, that experience counts.
St. Mary’s is deeply committed to serving the needs of the local community and to the continued development of a strong, high quality cardiology program. Our recently upgraded cardiac equipment and space enables local cardiologists to provide state-of-the-art services to their patients in a comfortable local setting.
We think of it as "home town, high-tech."
Innova® 2000 Description
The Innova® 2000 is the world’s first all-digital X-ray cardiovascular imaging system. Cardiologists in the cardiac cath lab use it when performing procedures to view and treat potential coronary artery blockages that could cause heart attacks or other serious cardiovascular damage.
Major Features and Benefits
- The ability to see blood vessels with much greater clarity, even in larger patients whose images are more difficult to see, than on previous technology systems.
- Revolutionary image quality and the ability to view hard-to-see blood vessels, as well as devices used during procedures, such as stents, guide wires and catheters.
- Considerable reduction in overall radiation exposure compared to conventional fluoroscopy systems.
- Clinically, the Revolution detector is unique in its ability to deliver the highest Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE), a widely recognized measure of image quality, as well as fast frame rate acquisition capability and a wide dynamic range. These features enable physicians to acquire exceptional images and the opportunity for advanced applications due to the inherent capabilities designed into the technology of the detector.
- GE’s Revolution™ digital detector – provides the Innova® 2000 with the industry’s first fully digital imaging capabilities. By converting X-ray signals into digital images at the point of acquisition, the Revolution detector captures information with minimal loss over the full range of typical exposures. It also minimizes the artifacts and distortions associated with conventional systems.
- Advanced dynamic range management – with more than ten times the dynamic range of conventional systems, the Innova 2000 provides unprecedented views of hard-to-see vessels and other cardiac anatomy.
- Image acquisition technology – resulting in new ways of processing and managing acquired image data. In addition, the Innova 2000 can be integrated into any DICOM image information network, including cardiology and hospital information systems, so cardiologists and patients can benefit from easier access to this information anywhere in the world.
This information was compiled in part by GE Medical Systems.
Heart Health Continuum at St. Mary’s
Our continuum of cardiac care begins with attention to prevention through exercise, nutrition, and wellness activities. The process extends to health screenings, cardiac diagnostics, and life-saving treatment. When patients require the most advanced procedures, we provide care opportunities at the most advanced facilities. Finally, in the interest of good health, recovery and rehabilitation complete the spectrum.