Cardiovascular Institute of the South First to Use Cardiac Pet Scanning in Baton Rouge Region

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is the first in the Baton Rouge region to offer cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) scanning at the CIS Zachary clinic located at 6550 Main Street, Suite 1000.

This advanced cardiac testing offers clearer and sharper imaging, allowing physicians an improved tool for accurate patient diagnosis and the selection of the most appropriate treatment options. Other benefits of PET scans include:

  • Faster than a traditional nuclear scan
  • Decreased radiation exposure
  • Increased sensitivity to limited blood flow
  • Increased sensitivity for those with large body mass
  • Less interference from soft tissue

CIS also utilizes cardiac PET scanning in the Houma and Lafayette regions. To learn more about cardiovascular testing, or to make an appointment at the clinic nearest you, visit

Founded by Dr. Craig Walker in 1983, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is a world-leader in preventing, detecting and treating cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disease. CIS offers a comprehensive heart and vascular program with expert physicians trained in many specialties, including internal medicine, nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, lipid management, coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, valve disease and interventional cardiovascular procedures. CIS has earned international acclaim as a pioneer of research, development and education, as well as an innovator in the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. With a dedicated team of more than 800 team members, CIS provides comprehensive cardiovascular care at 22 locations across Louisiana and Mississippi, seven of which offer telemedicine services. CIS remains at the forefront of technology, providing the highest-quality, compassionate care. This mission has guided the institute for more than 35 years of excellence. For more information about CIS, call 1-800-425-2565 or visit

PET in Zachary