Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging

The Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging Section at UCSF Radiology is dedicated to safely performing the most current clinical imaging exams of both the respiratory and cardiovascular systems using advanced imaging modalities, such as detailed CTA and CT exams. 

 Why choose Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging at UCSF

  • Accurate image interpretation by internationally renowned experts in cardiac and pulmonary imaging
  • Imaging protocol with the lowest levels of radiation (for CTs), time efficiency, and image quality
  • High-volume CT-guided chest procedure team (>3000 cases in the past decade)
  • Clinical integration of cutting edge research work in partnership with clinical teams and industry

Who we serve

  • Patients suffering from complications caused by cancers/tumors
  • Patients who are at risk for lung cancer
  • People diagnosed with cancer
  • Adult and pediatric cardiac patients

Conditions we address


  • Coronary artery disease
  • Diseases of the myocardium
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cardiomyopathies (ischemic and non-ischemic)
  • Myocarditis, amyloidosis, sarcoidosis and arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia
  • Valvular diseases


  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Lung cancer: idiopathic pulmonary lung disease and pulmonary metastatic disease
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Airways diseases
  • Emphysema
  • COPD
  • Pulmonary embolism

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging Services

  • CT angiography (CTA) of the pulmonary arteries and aorta
  • High resolution CT of the lungs
  • PET-CT for lung cancer 
  • ​Lung cancer screening
  • MRI (cardiovascular MRI and MRA)
  • Coronary CT angiography
  • Chest CT
  • SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (nuclear stress test)
  • Cardiac PET
  • Cardiac MRI
  • Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Thoracic MR angiography
  • Coronary calcium screening
  • Combined CT and PET
  • CT guided biopsies (minimally invasive)
  • Virtual Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-rays
  • Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) - Coronary CT

 Who we partner with

  • Patients and their families
  • Researchers from our own and other institutions
  • Donors and other visionaries committed to improving the lives of others
  • Referring colleagues in the fields of Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine, Oncology, Infectious Disease and Primary Care/Internal Medicine.

Who we are

  • Faculty members
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging Fellows
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Research staff
  • Medical and graduate students

Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging Faculty

Chief of Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging
Professor Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Director of QA/QI, ZSFG
Co-Director of Radiology Quality & Safety Committee
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology
Vice Chair, SFVAMC Radiology
Professor in Residence
Assistant Professor
Modality Director, CT
Director, Cardiac & Pulmonary Imaging Fellowship Program
Asst Prof - Clinical Radiology
Assistant Professor
Asst Professor Clin Radiology
Assistant Professor
Asst Professor In Residence
Assistant Professor
Asst Prof Clinical Radiology
Professor Emeritus
Professor- Recall