The Schapiro Cardiac Diagnostic Center merges the latest in medical technology and patient comfort.
The center features five state-of-the-art catheterization labs and is the first hospital in the greater Baltimore area to offer a flat-panel, biplane X-ray machine. This revolutionary technology takes simultaneous images of the heart at two different angles, providing physicians and technicians with crisper, cleaner and fully digital images of a patient's arteries and veins. Often described as "high definition TV for the heart," these images can reduce procedure time; aid in the performance of complex procedures; and ultimately provide better, safer outcomes.
The center also has 24 all-private outpatient rooms, which accommodate all of the necessary clinical equipment with room for both staff and family members.
The Schapiro Cardiac Diagnostic Center also contains an exclusive admissions area, allowing patients to check in for procedures directly on the unit. Patients and family members can relax in a spacious waiting room with direct access to the recovery rooms.
In this Section:
What Is Cardiac Catheterization?
Preparing for Cardiac Catheterization