Moon Township, PA and Gaithersburg, MD, (December 9, 2011
) –The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), a not-for-profit corporation established in 2007 to develop and administer a practice-based examination for physicians to document their skills and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography, is pleased to announce that Stephen E. Tunick, MD, FACC of Heritage Valley Health System passed the CBCCT certification examination in October 2011. Dr. Tunick is now entitled to designate himself as “Diplomate of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.”
Cardiac computed tomography, or Cardiac CT, services are available for patients at both Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley. Heritage Valley uses 64-slice CT Scanners with the latest technology that includes reduced radiation dosages and high quality image acquisition and processing. Detailed evaluation of this digital data can enhance diagnosis and management strategies.
In addition, both locations offer Coronary Calcium Scanning, which evaluates the effects of cholesterol plaque on the coronary arteries that may not as yet have begun to develop significant narrowing or create symptoms. These services represent collaboration between the Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Centers and Radiology departments to bring the most advanced technology to people in the community.
A graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Tunick has been associated with Heritage Valley for 27 years. In addition to Cardiac CT, Dr. Tunick is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology and has office hours at the Beaver and Leetsdale locations of the Heritage Valley Heart & Vascular Center.
The mission of the CBCCT is to promote and enhance patient care by defining the domain of cardiovascular computed tomography and identifying the requisite knowledge and skills for quality practice through a certification program that fosters excellence and encourages continual learning. The fourth certification board exam in cardiovascular computed tomography was offered in October 2011. To date, 1,655 physicians in the United States and abroad have been certified in cardiovascular computed tomography.