Our nuclear imaging laboratory is currently a core laboratory for a sub-study of the largest study funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (the Heart Failure Action Study).

Faculty research interests include:

  • Combined myocardial perfusion and function with SPECT imaging and first-pass radionuclide angiocardiography to assess patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease
  • Diagnostic and prognostic utility of cardiovascular nuclear medicine in coronary artery disease
  • Pharmacological Stress Test and SPECT imaging for diagnosis and prognosis of patients with coronary artery disease
  • Evaluation of patients with ischemic heart disease using multiple imaging modalities: cardiac SPECT, cardiac PET, and cardiac CT
  • Combined assessment of myocardial perfusion, ventricular function, and coronary artery anatomy with PET CTExercise treadmill cardiac PET perfusion studies


The nuclear cardiology and cardiac PET laboratories are equipped with 4 SPECT cameras and 1 SPECT CT camera. The cardiac PET facility has 1 PET CT unit in a dedicated PET unit. 

For scheduling, call 919-684-7744.


Thomas M. Bashore, MD
Salvador Borges-Neto, MD
R. Edward Coleman, MD
Michael W. Hanson, MD
Lawrence Liao, MD
Kenneth G. Morris, MD


Office: 7624 Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, 27710 
Campus mail: DUMC Box 3012, Durham, NC, 27710 
Phone: 919-684-2407 
Fax: 919-681-7917