Noninvasive Imaging of the Heart and Coronary Arteries

Amy M. West, Christopher M. Kramer

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There are multiple imaging modalities currently available to noninvasively evaluate the heart and coronary arteries. Choosing the most appropriate modality depends on the pertinent clinical question and the underlying patient characteristics. This article provides an overview of the fields of echocardiography, myocardial perfusion imaging, cardiac computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, with particular attention to specific clinical applications for cardiac surgery patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-780
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009


  • Cardiac computed tomography
  • Cardiac magnetic resonance
  • Coronary arteries
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart
  • Imaging
  • Myocardial perfusion imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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