Dr. Michael Turner MD, FACC, FSCCT, preventive cardiology
specialist with Cardiovascular Specialists, has been appointed co -editor for
the new CT section of the international online journal Echocardiography,
the official publication of the Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound.
Dr. Turner is a founding member and Fellow of the Society
of Cardiovascular CT and is board certified in both Cardiovascular CT and
Cardiology. He has over 45 years of experience in his field, and over the past
decade has actively used advanced CT technology in his preventive cardiology
practice. He recently successfully implemented a state-of-the-art CT triage
system to evaluate chest pain in the Emergency Room, the first program of its
kind in Louisiana.
He is a senior partner with Cardiovascular Specialists,
an affiliate of Imperial Health, the largest multispecialty medical group in
Southwest Louisiana. Dr. Turner serves as the Director of Cardiac CT for
CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and Imperial Imaging. In that capacity, he
supervises and interprets over 500 cardiac CT scans per year, including
patients referred from as far away as New Orleans.
Dr. Turner is passionate about the benefits Cardiac CT
offers for early detection of cardiovascular disease. "Cardiac CT has developed
into one of if not the best initial imaging strategies for evaluating coronary
artery disease as well as congenital heart disease,” he says. "Rapid advances
in technology have allowed scans to be done with very low radiation exposure
while producing clear, precise images.”
For additional information, call Cardiovascular
Specialists at (337) 436-3813 or visit www.csswla.com.