By Amit R. Patel, MD, FACC, FSCMR, FSCCT

While nuclear cardiac imaging and echocardiography have been the mainstays of cardiovascular imaging modalities, MRI and CT offer cardiologists additional diagnostic tools that could improve outcomes in patients with heart disease. For example, advances in coronary CT technology allow for novel analyses such as removal of artifacts related to coronary calcification, detailed coronary plaque characterization, and even dynamic myocardial perfusion analysis. Similarly, advances in other imaging modalities allow for new insights into cardiac structure and function.

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