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Cardiac Imaging

Cardiac Imaging

A CT protocol with lower radiation and contrast dose for aortic assessment provides acceptable diagnostic imaging.

Radiation exposure during angiography might be decreased if radiologists can view the images on wide screens.

74-year-old with history of aortic valve repair at an outside hospital.

Cardiac and abdominal imaging performed by residents using a pocket-size ultrasound increases diagnostic accuracy.

Coronary CT imaging may help clinicians identify patients with suspected angina who may go on to have myocardial infarction.

Use of some cardiac imaging improved after implementation of appropriate use criteria, but not for all tests.

Clinicians using ultrasound may detect potential heart attacks or strokes before patients show symptoms.

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