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Choice of Imaging Techniques 

Choice of Imaging Techniques
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Choice of Imaging Techniques
Author(s):

Joanne D. Schuijf

, Nico R. Van de Veire

, Ernst E. van der Wall

, and Jeroen J. Bax

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.003
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date: 22 August 2019

Cardiovascular non-invasive imaging has become an important component in the diagnosis and guidance of therapy in patients with cardiovascular disease.

At present, the four main non-invasive imaging techniques are echocardiography, nuclear imaging with single photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and multi-slice computed tomography. All of these non-invasive imaging modalities have witnessed a rapid technological development and allow visualization of virtually all aspects of the cardiovascular system. While their increased use may potentially improve diagnosis and therapeutic decision making, it has simultaneously led to uncertainty as to which technique should be used when, and in which patient....

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