Salem Advanced CT Imaging performs its 1,000th Cardiac CT

When Salem Advanced CT opened in May of 2006, Cardiac CT Angiography (CCTA)was an exciting new service we were only hoping might eventually fulfill its apparent promise. At that time, none of the payers reimbursed for this exam, which made for a tough business model at the beginning.

While the payers remain difficult (SACT still only receives payment for about 60% of its CCTA exams and fights with the payers about the rest), thanks to our referring physician partners ~ who have provided excellent support for our non-cardiac CT services ~ we have been able to make a go of it.

Now, three years into it, not only are we very pleased to have a state-of-the-art full-service 64-Slice CT operation at our Salem location, but we have emerged as the Regional Leader in Cardiac CT, a life-altering and life-saving exam for many of our patients. Recently, we performed our 1,000th CCTA exam ~ we hope to perform many thousand more in the years to come.

One of our patients best sums up the success of our Cardiac CT practice to date:

It literally saved my life. Where other scanners saw nothing amiss,
the equipment at SACT – and the skilled individuals who operate it – did.
– Steve Pittman, Salem Radiology patient 

We have worked closely and collaboratively with many of the cardiologists in our area including most notably, Dr. Anthony Marino, who typically spends a day a week in our facility working with our team of radiologists and Radiology Practitioner Assistants (RPAs).

Please feel free to contact Salem Advanced CT Imaging at 603-898-3129 to learn more about all of our CT services, including CCTA. One of our RPAs ~ Ann Marie, Terry or Pete ~ will be able to assist you with whatever questions or needs you have.