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.