St. John’s Medical Center hosts Lunchtime Learning Presentation on Heart Screenings (February 9, 2012)

On Tuesday, February 14th, the Community Health Information (CHI) Center at St. John’s Medical Center will host the Lunchtime Learning presentation “The Use of CT in Risk Assessment and Treatment of Heart Disease” with Robert Berlin, MD.

The discussion will cover how computerized tomography (CT) is used to assess heart disease risk. Dr. Berlin will discuss Coronary Calcium Scoring exams, currently being offered at the discounted rate of $200 during February, Heart Health month. He will also discuss the use of CT scans to evaluate patients with chest pain to determine the best treatment plan for a possible heart attack.

Dr. Berlin received his MD and subsequent residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He was board certified in 1989 and was a faculty member at SUNY Upstate, Syracuse until 1990. He has been a radiologist at St. John’s Medical Center since leaving Syracuse in 1990 and has served as the Medical Director of the Department of Radiology since 1992. He has lectured extensively on CT and CT angiography.

The presentation will be held from noon - 1 pm in the Moose/Wapiti Classroom at St. John’s Medical Center. For more information about the St. John’s Coronary Calcium Scoring exam, call 307-739-7244.