Growth seeded the need for a dedicated PCI program at Saratoga Hospital that went live in January along with a complete technology overhaul: cath lab, echo, hemodynamic monitoring and a fully integrated cardiovascular information system. The PCI program, close to 100 interventions later, is considered a jewel of the county. It also is a model for other facilities needing a technology refresh.

When we look at the future of PET, we think of new biomarkers and applications. Is conventional FDG PET maxed out? Or is there room to improve now? No it is not, and yes there is, molecular imaging experts say.

Listen to David O. Williams, MD, of Brigham & Women's Hospital and Kalon K.L. Ho, MD, MSc of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as they discuss the role of IT in cardiovascular care in patient management, cost containment, workflow, best practices and reporting.