cardiac imaging

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The production of an image of the heart, which can be used to study cardiac function and to diagnose heart disorders. Non-invasive methods of cardiac imaging include magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography. Invasive methods include nuclear cardiology. This involves injecting a radioisotope to label red blood cells and using a nuclear camera to produce an image of the heart. A traditional invasive technique involves injecting a contrast medium directly into the heart via arterial and venous catheters.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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