Choice of Imaging Techniques

Joanne D. Schuijf, Nico R. Van de Veire, Ernst E. van der Wall and Jeroen J. Bax

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI:
Choice of Imaging                   Techniques

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Cardiovascular non-invasive imaging has become an important component in the diagnosis and guidance of therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease.

At present, the four main non-invasive imaging techniques are echocardiography, nuclear imaging with single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and multi-slice computed tomography. All of these non-invasive imaging modalities have witnessed a rapid technological development and allow visualization of virtually all aspects of the cardiovascular system. While their increased use may potentially improve diagnosis and therapeutic decision making, it has simultaneously led to uncertainty as to which technique should be used when, and in which patient....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Radiology

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