Cardiac Imaging

  • Harry E. McCrea
  • Michael W. Fong


The purpose of this chapter is to familiarize practitioners with the resting imaging modalities available to assess the heart. A brief technical overview of each modality will be included, but the main focus will be on the clinical indications and implications of each test. A few “pearls” will be incorporated throughout the chapter to help orient practitioners to the cardiologist’s view of these tests.


Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Right Ventricular Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect 
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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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