About Colorado Heart
Coronary heart imaging and individual risk assessment was introduced to Colorado in 1997 by Dr. James Ehrlich and radiologists of Colorado Imaging Associates using a medical breakthrough called Electron Beam Tomography (EBT), the gold standard scanner available at leading preventive heart centers worldwide. Our center is now involved in the early detection of heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. Indeed, their services have led to a lowering of risks for thousands of mountain states citizens. Ongoing research activities and involvement on a regional and national level has kept CHBI an authoritative leader in the field.
Colorado Heart & Body Imaging will always stand out as the regional leader in preventive imaging even after "competition" arrives….here's why—
Their center has highly knowledgeable national authorities in coronary imaging and has developed close relationships with top regional and national clinicians.
Their understanding and involvement in preventive cardiology, lung screening and emerging screening technologies is extensive and will never be exceeded by others in Colorado. Two of our doctors (James Ehrlich and consultant John Rumberger) are co-founders of the Society of Atheroclerosis Imaging---they are continually advising and lecturing to hospitals and doctors worldwide. Dr. Rumberger has published over 100 articles and book chapters, while Dr. Ehrlich is conducting research with 3 medical schools, while medically directing and consulting for imaging centers in several cities. He has delivered over 75 lectures worldwide since CHBI opened and is now editing a textbook on screening technologies. Our radiologists are the most experienced in the region in both coronary and body imaging.
Why Electron Beam Tomography
Colorado Heart employs only extensively validated FDA approved technology and the most advanced software for each service. That is why we have invested in Electron Beam Tomography, the undisputed gold standard in noninvasive coronary imaging.
Citizens should be aware of the trend by some outside radiology groups to employ unproven and higher radiation spiral or helical CT scanners when imaging the heart —a disturbing practice that is already invading our region (Colorado Springs, Greeley, Fort Collins and soon Denver). In fact, we expect an outside company to bring such a "second rate" heartscanner to a local mall!
Doctors at CHBI have been practicing in Colorado for many years and remain committed to offering gold standard technology that is FDA approved for its clinical uses.