Cardiac imaging techniques: Which, when, and why

James D. Thomas, Brian P. Griffin*, Richard D. White

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although a variety of cardiac imaging methods are available, their effective use requires knowledge of their underlying principles, clinical applications, potential pitfalls, and expense. This review outlines, for the generalist, the basics of echocardiography, nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and provides insight into their appropriate use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


  • Computed
  • Echocardiography
  • Emission
  • Heart diseases
  • Heart function tests
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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