Dr. Thomas Schindler is a radiologist practicing in Chesterfield, Missouri. Dr. Schindler specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases using medical imaging techniques such as X-Rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography exams. These techniques offer accurate visibility to the inside of the patients body and help to detect otherwise hidden illnesses so that they can be treated quickly and efficiently.
Education and Training
University of Leipzig medical degree 1995
- Fusion imaging: combined visualization of 3D reconstructed coronary artery tree and 3D myocardial scintigraphic image in coronary artery disease.
- 3D assessment of myocardial perfusion parameter combined with 3D reconstructed coronary artery tree from digital coronary angiograms.
- [New developments in diagnosis of coronary heart disease--3D fusion image].
- Effect of ascorbic acid on endothelial dysfunction of epicardial coronary arteries in chronic smokers assessed by cold pressor testing.
- [Effect of vitamin C on platelet aggregation in smokers and nonsmokers].
- Prognostic value of abnormal vasoreactivity of epicardial coronary arteries to sympathetic stimulation in patients with normal coronary angiograms.
- Regional myocardial perfusion defects during exercise, as assessed by three dimensional integration of morphology and function, in relation to abnormal endothelium dependent vasoreactivity of the coronary microcirculation.
- Coronary vasoregulation in patients with various risk factors in response to cold pressor testing: contrasting myocardial blood flow responses to short- and long-term vitamin C administration.
- "Mismatch" in regional myocardial perfusion defects during exercise and pharmacologic vasodilation: a noninvasive marker of epicardial vasomotor dysfunction?
- Noninvasive stress testing of myocardial perfusion defects: head-to-head comparison of thallium-201 SPECT to MRI perfusion.
- Adapting the contrast material protocol to the body surface area for an optimized low-dose CT coronary angiography with prospective ECG-triggering: a new evolving concept?
- Coronary calcium score scan-based attenuation correction in cardiovascular PET imaging.
- Structural epicardial disease and microvascular function are determinants of an abnormal longitudinal myocardial blood flow difference in cardiovascular risk individuals as determined with PET/CT.
- Combined evaluation of myocardial perfusion and coronary morphology in the identification of subclinical CAD. Radiation exposure of 13N-ammonia PET/CT.
- Is metal artefact reduction mandatory in cardiac PET/CT imaging in the presence of pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads?
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine Washington University School of Medicine -
- 2011-2012 Elite Reviewer Awards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Year
- 2015 Reviewer of the Year Award of the European Heart Journal Year
- 2018 Cardiovascular Council Hermann Blumgart Award of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Year
- 2020 Distinguished Educator Award Year
- American College of Cardiology
- St. Vincentius Hospital pathology 1996
- University of Freiburg Internal medicine 2000
- University Hospitals of Basel cardiovascular 2002
- University of California nuclear cardiology and PET 2006
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Get to know Diagnostic Radiologist Dr. Thomas H. Schindler, who serves patients in St. Louis, Missouri.
Well-known in the field of diagnostic radiology and cardiovascular medicine, Dr. Schindler can be found on staff within the Department of Radiology at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He sees patients for PET and SPECT in cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, cardiac viability, myocarditis, vascular inflammation, chest pain, microvascular angina, heart failure, cardiac sarcoidosis, syndrome X, and microvascular dysfunction.
Among his other hospital affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Educated in Germany, Dr. Schindler graduated with his medical degree from the University of Leipzig in 1995. He then went on to perform his residency in pathology at St. Vincentius Hospital in 1996, and his residency in internal medicine at the University of Freiburg in 2000. He also completed a cardiovascular fellowship at University Hospitals of Basel in Switzerland in 2002, and a fellowship in nuclear cardiology and PET at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006.
A member of the American College of Cardiology, he is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, he is board-certified in nuclear cardiology by the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, which validates expertise and knowledge in the field of nuclear cardiology.
Having made major contributions, Dr. Schindler’s research interests include coronary circulatory dysfunction, cardiac sarcoidosis, endocannabinoid system in obesity, myocardial cannabinoid type 1 receptor, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, myocardial angiotensin II type 1 receptor, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He has authored over 144 peer review publications with an impact factor exceeding 758 mainly as first and senior author, and numerous book chapters.
Diagnostic radiology refers to the field of medicine that uses non-invasive imaging scans to diagnose a variety of cardiovascular disease entities. The tests and equipment used sometimes involve low doses of radiation to create highly detailed images of an area. A diagnostic radiologist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disease and injury, using medical imaging techniques such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET), fusion imaging, and ultrasound.
In honor of his clinical expertise, Dr. Schindler received the 2011-2012 Elite Reviewer Awards of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the 2015 Reviewer of the Year Award of the European Heart Journal, the 2018 Cardiovascular Council Hermann Blumgart Award of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging & the 2020 Distinguished Educator Award.
On a more personal note, he speaks English, French, and German.
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