Tomography Department

Head of the Department
Ternovoy Sergey Konstantinovich, Professor

Tomography Department is a leading center of Russia and Europe in the imaging field, equipped with the latest technology.

The Tomography Department has the largest experience in Russia in MRI and CT studies of all organs. The first laboratory of MR imaging in USSR was established in Cardiology Research Center in 1984. In 1990, the laboratory was transformed into the Department of Tomography, which included the laboratory of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.

Currently, specialists in the Department have more than 30 years of experience. The diagnostic qualification of the Department staff is confirmed by numerous publications in Russia and abroad. CT and MRI studies were performed in more than 200 000 patients. Many CT and MRI specialists from Russia other countries were trained at the Department of Tomography. The Tomography Department participates in all priority scientific programs of Russia and has close cooperation with various scientific and clinical institutions in different countries. In 1998, the Department of Tomography developed a coronary arteries calcification study – a technique for early (preclinical) diagnosis of coronary atherosclerosis using Electron beam computed tomography. Later this method become available in multislice CT.

Specialists of the Department participate in various conferences and congresses, both in our country and international.

Two times a year, an educational course "Cardiac CT and MRI". Specialists of the Department give lectures, conduct practical lessons.

The Department has 2 modern high-field magnetic resonance units (1.5 Tesla), 2 multislice CT scanners (one of them – a unique 640-slices computed tomography). This technique allows to perform non-invasive diagnostic studies in a short time. For example, CT coronary angiography is performed in 10-15 minutes, including the preparation of the patient. The study of coronary calcium takes 3-5 minutes.

In the Department of Tomography various non-invasive CT and MRI studies were performed including:

  • Cardiac CT (CT coronary angiography and bypass graft imaging) and cardiac MRI (late gadolinium enhancement and cine-MRI).
  • Brain, spine, head and neck studies.
  • Thoracic CT and mediastinum evaluation.
  • Abdominal imaging (liver, pancreas, kidneys, adrenal glands, spleen).
  • Female and male pelvic radiology.
  • Traumatology and orthopedic studies (including meniscus, ligaments and soft tissues evaluation).