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.”