Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology
The cardiac imaging channel includes the modalities of computed tomography (CT), cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear imaging (PET and SPECT), and angiography.
A cardiac radiologist uses imaging techniques such as X-rays, ultrasound (echocardiograms), CT (computed tomography) scans and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans.
These tests are used to screen for heart disease, determine what is causing your symptoms and monitor your heart and find out if your treatment is working.
Cardiac (heart) imaging procedures include:
- CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA)
- Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring
- MRI Heart (Cardiac MRI)