Cardiac imaging is used for the diagnosis of diseases concerning the heart. These include coronary heart disease, leaky heart valves and defects in the size, shape of the heart and others. A cardiac radiologist uses imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound (echocardiograms), CT (computed tomography) scans and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans to screen for heart disease, determine the cause of symptoms and monitor your heart and find out if your treatment is working.
Cardiac (heart) imaging procedures include:
- Cardiac MRI