Noninvasive imaging for suspected CAD: Which test when?

Noninvasive imaging for suspected CAD: Which test when?

In this video first shown on Medscape Cardiology, Mayo Clinic cardiologists, Nandan S. Anavekar, M.B., B.Ch., and Amber N. Boler, M.D., discuss noninvasive imaging for coronary artery disease. For more information on coronary artery disease or to request an appointment, visit here.

Several noninvasive imaging tests are available for the assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) including echocardiography, nuclear cardiac imaging, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. The two most important factors in determining if noninvasive testing is an option are the availability of the technology and the availability of experts at each center.

Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Noninvasive imaging options for assessment of CAD (0:28)
  • Which modality when? (2:25)
  • Limitations of noninvasive imaging modalities (8:47)
  • Future developments (10:58)

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