Cardiac Imaging is a sub-speciality of Radiology and covers a range of services which all capture images of your heart and heart valves. These images are captured using techniques such as X-rays, ultrasounds (echocardiograms), CT (computerised tomography) scans, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging scans).
Your Doctor may refer you for cardiac imaging for one or more of the following reasons.
- Experience of chest pain
- To diagnose heart disease or a heart condition
- To examine the function and health of your heart and heart valves
- To assess the effects of a heart attack or stroke.
Queensland X-Ray provides a full range of cardiac imaging scans and tests. These include CT Coronary Angiography, Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring, Cardiac MRI, Echocardiography and Myocardial Perfusion Studies.
Your referring Doctor will discuss with you which scan is most appropriate for your condition.
Things to know
- Some medications might need to be stopped prior to your scans. It’s important you follow these instructions carefully and thoroughly.
Myocardial Perfusion Studies
Myocardial Perfusion Studies (MPS) are a Nuclear Medicine technique which assess the extent of damage to your heart from heart disease. MPS uses a...
An Echocardiogram or ‘Echo’ is an Ultrasound of your heart. It uses sound waves to take images of the heart’s structure and function, including...
MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and refers to a medical imaging scan that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce...
CT Calcium Scoring
A Computerised Tomography Calcium Score (CTCS) is used to assess why you are experiencing chest pain, in particular those who are at moderate risk...
CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA)
A CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA) is used to assess why you are experiencing chest pain, in particular those who are at intermediate risk of...
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