The Stanford Center for Cardiovascular Technology, formerly known as the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Interventions, is a core facility for development and testing of new diagnostic or therapeutic technologies in cardiovascular medicine.

The Center's focuses include early-stage concepts for new cardiovascular technologies, providing a clearinghouse where these ideas can be refined and tested in preclinical models and clinical studies.


Using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and other advanced imaging techniques such as OCT, Magnetic Resonance and CT, Core Laboratory Services are provided for both US and international research studies and clinical trials.

As part of the cardiovascular training program at Stanford, this clinical research unit, known as Cardiovascular Core Analysis Laboratory (CCAL), utilizes a number of fellows and post-doctorates who are eager to work on scientifically challenging projects. Research from the CCAL has led to over 385 peer-reviewed or invited articles.


This Center was founded in 1994 as a resource for both scientific and technologic growth in the field of interventional cardiology. The key component of the Center has now expanded to a group of Stanford faculty in a broader field of cardiovascular medicine. The Center is also supported with the knowledge and expertise of innovators in other departments at Stanford, including Cardiovascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Department of Bioengineering, as well as other Stanford programs dealing with the business and economics of health care.