Team of Interpreters
Experts in Medical Imaging
Eighty five percent of CV disorders are asymptomatic
for years. In most cases heart disease can be identified before it is symptomatic
and slowed, halted, or reversed. SonoNet has a team of medical imaging specialists
who devote themselves to bringing the best evidence based medicine to patients.
through physicians like you. Their goal is to help you separate wellness
from disease enabling you to treat diseased hearts with the best cardiovascular
This team makes SonoNet unique among in office
medical imaging services because of the level of experience and expertise
these specialists offer. We have assembled some of the experts in the medical
imaging field by using digital image transfer to focus their experience
on your patients. The SonoNet interpreters diagnose and recommend evidence
based treatment through such tools as our “Echo consult” that has good clinical
Our Team consists of Radiologists and Cardiologist with
both Clinical and Research Expertise.
Seward MD - Cardiologist that has been
the Director of all three Mayo Echocardiography Laboratories since their origin.
He is an expert in pediatric and adult echocardiography. Jim is clinician
in the Mayo model of researcher, innovator, inventor, author, and teacher.
While with Mayo he developed the laboratories and teaching programs that are
considered the world’s most respected which has produced many of the leaders
in the CV ultrasound field. He has been responsible for the classification
of cardiovascular diseases and their treatment. Currently he teaches more
cardiologists through an international conference sponsored by Mayo Clinic
and The American Society of Echocardiography for sonographers and clinicians.
Barth MD - Cardiologist who in the 1960’s
discovered the value of using the measurement of Carotid Intimal-Media Thickness
(CIMT) to predict future risk of MI, CVA, and TIA. He first discovered how
to digitize the intima and media of carotid arteries. Jaque directed many
large multicenter population and drug studies which have shown that this carotid
anatomy reveals a marker of the earliest atherosclerotic change in blood vessels.
For over 30 years he has proven its value to predict a person’s increased
risk for developing atherosclerotic CV disease. His work has been recognized
by AHA-ACC as valid and clinically useful to be used in algorithms to identify
risk, institute early treatment, and develop new algorithms for patient diagnosis
and management. He is a world leader in this new technology, a clinician,
Hellinger MD - Radiologist, the first
Stanford trained Advanced Imaging Specialist (MRA, CTA) who became head of
CV imaging at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is highly recognized
as a teacher, clinician, researcher, and innovator. A major focus for Jeff
is to bring imaging to primary care clinics. He is sought after worldwide
to help the industry to teach cardiologist and radiologists to use imaging
for clinical care. He has changed the field of CTA imaging in pediatric and
in adult imaging. He has front line experience in clinical imaging but is
a researcher and innovator working at reducing radiation exposure for adults
and children which brings imaging techniques safely to a broader population
Mancina MD - Cardiologist was trained
as an invasive coronary and peripheral interventionist, and non invasive cardiologist
trained by the inventor of Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography. He
received special training with the first American Cardiologist to train with
the Swiss inventor of balloon angioplasty (Gruenzig). He has clinical experience
with one of the country’s most renowned cardiology groups. Prior to clinical
practice he did vascular research that led to the development of a research
model used worldwide to culture cardiac muscle cells for clinical pharmacologic
research. Mike recognized the advantage of early diagnose of CV risk and valued
the ability of non-cardiologists to treat their patients who are in the early
stages of CV disease. He has been a clinical educator and directed the development
of SonoNet, bringing the tools of CV imaging to clinical offices outside the
fields of cardiology and radiology.
Kramer MD - Cardiologist that has been
the Director of the vascular ultrasound laboratory of Banner Heart Hospital
in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a pioneer in cardiovascular ultrasound having
trained with the inventor of modern echocardiography (Feigenbaum) and is respected
for expertise in ultrasound of the cardiovascular system as well as invasive
and interventional coronary artery techniques. Neil is able to integrate all
of the diverse sciences in imaging to clinical care thus helping clinics to
directly apply the use of imaging for better patient care.
is one of the largest mobile in office imaging CV services in the US. It is
a nationally certified laboratory by the intersocietal commission on imaging
known for setting the highest clinical standards. SonoNet is one of the first
cardiologist directed laboratories with certification by ICAEL and ICAVL to
perform both cardiac and vascular techniques in clinical medicine. SonoNet
has focused on imaging for clinical practices where the need is greatest.
SonoNet has been a pioneer in digital image transfer that allows high quality
interpretation by expert’s from anywhere in the world.
Pioneering Clincial Imaging at its Highest Standards