Cardiovascular Imaging

Female black patient lying down on hospital bed while nurse is checking her heart beat with stethoscope


A range of noninvasive tests are used to create images of the heart to diagnose a variety of conditions. These tests may use ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine using PET or SPECT, and computed tomography (CT). When applied to cardiac imaging, these tests are known as echocardiography, cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, cardiac PET, and cardiac SPECT including myocardial perfusion imaging.